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ChangeModernizationCollaborationandProgress.16In2007WSSCbeganaddingAcousticFiberOpticsAFOtodetectthesoundsassociatedwithprestressedwirebreaksonPCCPsectionswhilethepipelinesareinservice.OnceinstalledtheAFOsystemcontinuouslymonitorstheintegrityofallthepipesandprovidesnotificationtotrainedpersonnelifapotentialproblemisdetectedinanypipesection.BytheendofFY13all77milesofWSSCsPCCPwatertransmissionmains48inchesandlargerwereequippedwithAFO.AlsobeginninginFY13theprogramadded36-inchand42-inchdiameterPCCPtotheinventoryofpipelinesweinspect.TodatethePCCPManagementProgramhassuccessfullyidentifiedandrepairednumerouspipesectionsinstatesofvaryingdistressinacost-effectiveefficientandsafemanner.NowapproachingitsfifthyearofimplementationourmanagementprogramhasreducedtheriskofPCCPtransmissionmainfailuresandextendedtheusefullifeofthesevaluableassets.ByusingvariousinspectionandanalysismethodsaswellaslongtermacousticmonitoringWSSChasimplementedoneofthemostcomprehensivePCCPpipelinemanagementprogramsintheworld.EstablishingaRoadmapAmajorinitiativetosupportthiseffortandensuretimelymaintenanceandreplacementofassetsisbeingaccomplishedthroughtheimplementationofanAssetManagementProgramandanEnterpriseResourcePlanningEnterpriseAssetManagementSystem.Essentiallywehavecreatedaroadmaptoaidusinestablishingtheprocessandmethodologyforrebuildingourinfrastructure.TheAssetTrackerSoftwareBenefitstheCommissionbyeProvidinganaudittrailofeachofthesewermainspumpingstationsandotherassetsbeingaddressedrehabilitatedundertheConsentDecree.eUnifyingandautomatingourfinancialhumanandinformationresourcesandbusinessandproductionprocessestomoreeffectivelyimplementaninfrastructureprogramatlowercosts.ProtectingNaturesWaterProtectingwaterisaprimaryCommissionobjective.Weworktonotonlykeepourdrinkingwatersafebutalsoourstreamsriverslakesandreservoirs.In2005astheresultofConsentDecreewiththeEnvironmentalProtectionAgencyEPAWSSCembarkedona12-yearactionplantodramaticallyminimizeandeliminatewherepossiblesewageoverflows.ThisConsentDecreesimilartomanyothersenactedthroughoutthecountrycreateslong-rangepositiveimprovementsfortheenvironmentenhancingourabilitytomeetthepublichealthneedsofourcustomersandreturncleanwatertoourwaterways.WSSCsplanaugmentsourexistingeffortstomaintainidentifyandrepairproblemareaswithinour5400-milesewersystem.ModernizingInformationTechnologyITJustasInformationTechnologyITisdrivingoursocietyITalsodrivesWSSC.WSSCrecognizesthestrategicvalueofusingtechnologytoachievebusinessgoalsasevidencedthroughoutthisreport.InFY13WSSCemployedandleveragedITtobenefitourinfrastructurerehabilitationplansadvancingchangethroughinnovation.TomeetandexceedcustomerexpectationsandincreaseefficiencytheCommissionersadoptedtheWSSC20135-YearITStrategicPlan.Theplanaddressesourshort-medium-andlonger-termbusinessgoalsandclearlyidentifieshowwewillleverageinformationtechnologytoenhanceoperationalproductivity.ThefollowingITeffortsstreamlinedourworkflowandbroughttangiblebenefitstoourcustomersincreasingorganizationaltransparencyandsupportingourcommitmenttoenvironmentalstewardshipeConstructionOperationsManagementThisnewsystemhandlestheCommissionshostofcomplexprojectsandresourcesatdifferentlevelsacrosstheorganization.Adashboardpresentsmonthlyreportsthataccuratelyportraythecurrentstatusofeachmilestonewithintheindividualsewerbasinsanddeterminesifindividualactivitiesareaheadoforbehindscheduleandoverorunderbudget.eDecisionSupportSystemDSSThisnewsoftwareprovidesaconsistentapproachtothedevelopmentandimplementationoftheCommissionsAssetManagementProgramDSSallowsustobetterassessthehealthofWSSCswaterseweroperationalassetsandhelpspredictassetreplacementtimeframesandstrategies.InFY13wepilotedtheimplementationofwirelesscommunicationsin24trucks.Thisallowedfieldcrewstolinkdirectlytoourmaintenancedatabasewhichincreasedresponsetimeandefficiency.