Water Asset Management

We provide advanced asset management tools & analysis for all elements of the water asset cycle

Managing water resources efficiently is critical for towns, cities and communities all over the United Kingdom.

Our water asset management specialists can fully develop asset management systems and optimise existing systems. Every asset management plan is tailored to the client but typically includes planning for infrastructure acquisition; a maintenance plan to provide adequate security for each asset; a funding refurbishment plan to assure the sustainable management of these assets; and a scheduling replacement plan for capital reinvestment of infrastructure.

Opus plays a key role in supporting those who manage water supply and treatment plants, to manage them effectively for the benefit of everyone who depends on them. We work with a wide range local councils and authorities, private clients and developers. 

We are pleased to be working with Thames Water Ltd on an Asset Management Framework.

Our experience in the UK

We offer a full range of disciplines to support water asset management, including:

  • Policy advice – rationalisation of business structures, district and regional plan input, and structure plan input.
  • Levels of service – setting and monitoring KPIs, benchmarking and gap analysis.
  • Compliance – programming, monitoring drinking, waste and stormwater, reporting.
  • Non asset solutions – demand management and forecasting, leak detection, inflow and infiltration, water conservation and reuse.
  • Asset and operational performance – treatment plant performance, maintenance planning, skill gap assessment, manuals and SOPs.
  • Resilience planning and emergency preparedness – CCTV, condition assessment, testing, reporting and management, extending asset life, pipe refurbishment, pressure management.
  • Financial – valuation, tariffs, development contributions, programming and funding.
  • Asset data – asset management systems, data management system operation, GIS.
  • Procurement – procurement strategies and contracts, contractor and supplier management, performance contracts, customer service reviews, establishing customer care, and subsidy applications.
  • Modelling – water, wastewater and stormwater.
  • Documents – asset and activity plans, standards, codes and specifications.
  • Environmental management – biosolids and sludge management, trade waste management and bylaws, carbon and water footprints.