TULSA METROPOLITAN UTILITY AUTHORITY

Utility Enterprise Initiative identified asset management as a key element to prioritize the capital improvements program.

​Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority

The Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority (TMUA) initiated a Utility Enterprise Initiative that incorporates governance and strategic management improvements. The completed first phase identified asset management as a key element to drive prioritization of the capital improvements program, as well as better operations and maintenance optimization. As part of the second phase of the Utility Enterprise Initiative, Black & Veatch is leading the implementation of the asset management program.

Overview

TMUA provides water and sewerage services to more than 500,000 people in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Utility Enterprise Initiative incorporates governance and strategic management improvements, performance management, operations optimization, and asset management system improvements.



Services provided by Black & Veatch include the following:


  • Gap analysis – Initial assessment of TMUA’s current asset management approach used PAS 55, resulting in an improvement roadmap. Assessment was updated one year later using ISO 55001.

  • Asset management framework development – This included the development of asset management policy, strategy and objectives.

  • Capital prioritization – Our processes and tools are being used to prioritize projects in the capital improvement plan (CIP) and assess overall reduction in risk.

  • Operational optimization – Assessed operations at the City of Tulsa’s wastewater treatment plant and identified areas for potential efficiency improvements.

  • Financial analysis – Assisted the city with rate studies and cost of service analysise.

Results

As part of the second phase of the Utility Enterprise Initiative, Black & Veatch is leading the implementation of the asset management program.