Water utility partners with IBM for award-winning asset management project

Using IBM’s Maximo Asset Management system and SPSS Analytics Pilot, the project took out the Smart Infrastructure Project Award at the National Infrastructure awards. Hosted by Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, the awards ceremony was held in Sydney in March 2015.

Yarra Valley Water Managing Director Pat McCafferty said he was thrilled with the national recognition for the project which will contribute towards improving the management of $A4 billion worth of water and sewerage infrastructure.

“The sophisticated analytics and asset management software from IBM has helped us to have a comprehensive view of all of our assets, which are used to deliver essential water and sewerage services to over 1.7 million people and 50,000 businesses throughout Melbourne,” said Mr McCafferty.

“The new system has helped us to collect, combine and analyse data from across our asset portfolio. Having access to more accurate and detailed information about the network allows us to further improve our customer service.

“We can now also improve the existing asset lifecycle, ensuring downtime and maintenance costs are reduced, as well as minimising disruption to the community in the provision of vital services. This means that resources and funds are being used where they are needed most for the benefit of our customers,” concluded Mr McCafferty.

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