The City of Regina maintains nineteen sanitary and thirteen storm water lift
stations in their portfolio of utility assets, and required information on the assets
within the stations to plan maintenance and capital improvements. Associated
Engineering and ATAP Infrastructure Management Ltd. used an inclusive
approach, working with the City, to perform a comprehensive review of the lift
stations, inventory assets, and to assess the physical condition and operation of
the lift stations.
The team produced operation manuals, maintenance logs, informational and
training tools, and operational maintenance plans, and confirmed capacity and
condition of assets at each station. State-of-the-art 360° camera technology was
used to develop interactive panorama photographs of the lift stations. The asset
data was entered into a user-specific database, developed with input from the
City's engineers, operators, and asset management staff.
An innovative approach was used to operationalize the information in the
database. The data was used directly to determine baseline funding levels as well
as prioritisation of maintenance and capital works using social, economic and
environmental as well as risk criteria. The developed tools allow the City to proactively manage its utility assets to enhance protection against potential sewer overflows and flooding, protecting the City's residents and businesses.