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Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District’s (LGVSD) Wastewater Master Plan is currently using a risk-based approach to develop short-term and long-term solutions.
Kennedy Jenks conducted a five-day Business Risk Vulnerability Assessment (BRVA) workshop with key staff to collect information on current conditions of assets and business practices for LGVSD’s entire enterprise. This included sewer collection system pump stations/force mains, the wastewater treatment plant, recycled water facilities, effluent disposal systems, biosolids facilities, lab management system, data management systems, and financial management systems. Our team focused on reviewing equipment conditions, maintenance practices, documentation, and bio-chemical conditions that characterize process reliability. The results from the five-day workshop resulted in a risk profile of the enterprise that was produced by leveraging O&M, engineering and management institutional knowledge, and staff driven solutions to solve big and small problems that the plague the overall performance of the systems and stifle meeting the mission of the District.
The BRVA discoveries will drive the master plan to include solutions that include:
- Urgent Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects (within the first 5 years)
- Long range, less urgent, and slower moving projects (5 to 20 years)
- Collection system condition and capacity improvements
- Plant process improvements to meet current and future recycled water and discharge regulations, including disinfection system upgrades
- Biosolids disposal resilience
- Sea level rise mitigation strategies
- Electrical system improvements
- Property acquisition needs
- SCADA system improvements
- Asset management system application/implementation
- Energy optimization
- Land use optimization
- Physical and digital security needs
- Disaster resilience
- Revenue opportunities
Kennedy Jenks will use the risk profile and make sure we focus engineering resources on
addressing the most risk critical system assets first and identify the solutions that bring
immediate value to forefront of the master plan.