Wellington City Council (WCC) is responsible for meeting the Capital's current and future needs in a cost-effective way, including providing good quality local infrastructure and public and regulatory services. Part of this includes the management and provision of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater ("three waters") to the Wellington Region.
WCC wanted to improve "three waters" asset management data to help meet regulatory compliance requirements, including 30-year infrastructure strategies. They also wanted to support cost-effective decisions around maintenance, resourcing, resilience and future planning within financial constraints as part of their sophisticated asset management programme.
Harmonic worked closely with WCC subject matter experts to develop condition and demand models. Data visualisation tools, including heat maps, were utilised to identify future constraints within the networks (e.g. pipe failure probability or pipe capacity shortfalls) for the "three waters" assets.
An initial data quality assessment was conducted by Harmonic as well to ensure that the asset management data sets were in good health and could be relied on to support cost-effective decisions around maintenance, resourcing, resilience and future planning. Advice and support were provided around the improvement of water asset-related data as it is collected from several sources (e.g. condition surveys).
Harmonic also helped develop custom analytic solutions to support transport and property assets.
— Haydn Read, Manager, Strategic Asset Planning, Wellington City Council
“Improvements in the value provided by infrastructure assets have the potential to yield substantial financial savings for the Council. The partnership between Wellington City Council and Harmonic is producing sophisticated analytics to help us tease out these benefits for our city. There are some exciting results.”