PWSA will use new data management tool to make maintenance decisions
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) has entered into a contract with Cardno, Inc. to implement a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), a data management tool that will enable PWSA to make better infrastructure maintenance decisions.
The CMMS is an electronic system that will allow PWSA to track preventative and corrective maintenance information on assets, as well as serve as a repository for asset information and specifications.
The system acts as a single “filing cabinet” that tracks information on equipment inspections and repairs, providing data to support decisions related to budget, scheduling, and workload balancing. PWSA will be better able to improve maintenance operations once it implements the CMMS, which will track a variety of integrated functions including: Work orders; Preventative maintenance; Corrective maintenance; Asset management; and, Safety.
“CMMS will be a vital tool for the authority as it works to improve operations and ensure our customers have consistently reliable access to water,” said James Good, PWSA’s executive director. “The system will provide our team with crucial data and tracking functions that will allow them to complete every job efficiently and effectively.”
The duration of the CMMS project is expected to last approximately 18 months and is scheduled for completion during the second quarter of 2017.