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Proactive Job Consolidation for Enhanced O&M Effectiveness

Montgomery County Water Services
Dayton, Ohio

Montgomery County Water Services (MCWS) is a regional water and sewer provider
with 11 water booster stations, 36 sewage lift stations, three equalization basins, and two
regional WWTPs (20 MGD and 13 MGD). MCWS provides an average 26 MGD
drinking water to 250,000 people. All drinking water is purchased from the City of
Dayton, OH. MCWS staff is comprised of 242 persons.
Responding to operational alarms and work requests at remote water and sanitary pump
stations often requires sending two people—one mechanic and one electrician. This often
creates unnecessary overtime as the corrective action usually requires either mechanical
or electrical repair—not both. In 2007, we began to study how to maintain core operation
and maintenance (O&M) responsibilities, save labor costs, provide improved mechanical
and electrical maintenance support using existing staff, and to develop better-skilled
maintenance employees. The ability to improve maintenance skills within the two
WWTPs was also examined.

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Posted: May 20th, 2011 | Filed under: 100K-500K, Stormwater, Waste Water Treatment, Water Treatment | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »