EFC has partnered with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to develop an Asset Management initiative for municipalities. Asset management is a process that municipalities can use to effectively manage infrastructure investments. It includes defined procedures to inventory, assess, and track infrastructure throughout its lifecycle, improving its longevity and supporting municipal planning. The program expands upon a successful pilot program that was undertaken in 2015.
EFC will hire a firm to act as an advisor to work with up to 10 engineering firms to develop and implement Asset Management Programs for up to 50 volunteer municipalities. Municipalities will work directly with a firm to develop and implement an AMP in accordance with DEC's Asset Management Guide for Publicly Owned Treatment Works. There are no out-of-pocket costs to the municipalities for participating in the program.