Country: USA, Ohio
Service: Financial Management/Management Consulting
Year: 2012 - 2013
Project: Project Management Support Services for Cleveland Water Department AMR Project
Project Description: Cleveland Water, created in 1856, is responsible for collecting, treating, and distributing water and providing related water service to Clients within its service area. Cleveland Water operates a major public water supply system which serves not only the city of Cleveland, but also more than 70 suburban municipalities in Cuyahoga, Medina, Summit, and Geauga Counties. Cleveland Water is an emergency standby provider for systems in Berea, Hudson, and Lake and Medina counties. The present service area covers over 640 square miles and serves over 1.4 million people and employs approximately 1,100 employees.
Clear Reads is Cleveland Water’s program to install Automated Meter Reading (AMR) technology across the entire service area. The project will replace or modify existing water meters with state of the art equipment that will allow Cleveland Water to obtain meter readings without meter readers going to Clients’ homes or businesses. Through this program, more than 420,000 water meters will be upgraded to automatically read and report water consumption for Cleveland and 70 surrounding communities.
IBS Management and Consultancy Services (IBS) was a member of a team of consultants led by Black & Veatch that were tasked with providing project management support to the Department of Public Utilities – Cleveland Water Division on the Clear Reads project. Our role on the project included:
Other activities we were involved in included: development of a financial model that incorporated key assumptions for revenues, recurring expenditures, capital budgets and financing requirements. Other services included developing demand and growth forecasts; Client demographic and use patterns; operating cost components and cost drivers; revenue and rate requirements; alternate rate modeling; and a review of operations to determine opportunity areas for business improvement and operational efficiency/improvement. We also performed data analytics and forensic audit on usage and billing data from the manual meter readings to identify anomalies and opportunity for revenue enhancements.
541611 Admin Mgmt. & Gen. Mgmt. Consulting Services
541990 All Other Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
541211 Certified Public Accountants
541219 Other Accounting Services
541618 Other Mgmt. Consulting Services
541690 Other Scientific & Technical Consulting Services
561110 Office Admin Services
561499 All Other Bus. Support Services
611430 Prof. & Mgmt. Dev. Training
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SBA 8(a) - Program Code/Case Number is 307466.
Certified Minority Business Enterprise
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