WOP: CAHMI and CRMI

Syed Semab haiderSyed Semab haider   July 17, 2012  
 

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The aim of this WOP is to share necessary facilities, tools, equipment and personnel to assist, repair and provide public works services

GENERAL WOP INFORMATION

March 20, 2012 -
Was the code of conduct followed?
No link
Did the operators sign a formal partnership agreement?
Yes
WOPs facilitator
None

PARTNERS AND THEIR INPUTS

City of Auburn Hills, MI - Mentor and recipient
City of Rochester, MI - Mentor and recipient

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

THEMES AND OBJECTIVES

Themes
  • Asset management
  • Water quality management

Objectives
Access specialized skills and knowledge of public works employees from partnering cities;
Share necessary facilities, tools, equipment and personnel to assist, repair and provide public works services, including service and/or maintenance on municipal water and/or sewer systems

WOPS ACTIVITIES

What types of activities were carried out to help develop operator capacity?
  • Joint planning or work
  • Site visits

Describe WOPs activities
Partners agreed to provide public works services to the other partners on an as-requested basis. For example, Rochester received assistance from Rochester Hills to perform monthly inspections of its pressure reducing valves.
Partners can request personnel, equipment, facilities, materials and any other resources available that are common to public works and service operations.
Partners each have their own specific areas of expertise, specialized skills, knowledge, equipment and tools, and it can be difficult to locate service providers that are able to perform those specialized services economically, properly and timely.

RESULTS

Describe the overall results
The cities can access services and specialized equipment to better serve their communities.

The cooperation allows the communities to enhance the effectiveness of their public works services while aiming for increased efficiencies and cost savings.