Infrastructure

infrastructureGilbert will have a strong and effective infrastructure management system. A growing community must pay attention to infrastructure needs by planning for both the future expansion and the deterioration of existing infrastructure. This serves the residents, business and future economic development and contributes to community livability. We will create an infrastructure plan and management system that will support policy decision-making and inform administrative processes.

 


 

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2013 Goals

Department/Contact
 Goal  Expected Outcome(s) / Results
Status

PW Water
Kenneth Morgan

Distribution North: Complete the exercising of 1000 strategic valves (final 50%) by September 1, 2013. Reduce water loss during main breaks, reduce service interruptions. RESULTS: Final 1000 Strategic Valves have been exercised; 100% complete.  blueDiamond
PW Wastewater
Mark Horn
Lift Station Division: Increase knowledge of lift station infrastructure, mapping, and standard operating procedures from 35% to 100% by August 7, 2013.
Complete map of valves, pump out manholes, and ARV’s for all of the lift stations. Standard operating procedures (SOP) for performing Acid Washes on the chemical scrubbers and entry into pump out manholes, as well as methods for performing the task of pumping out the force main. Also SOP’s and safety measures will be in place for entering wet well and dry wells at each of our lift stations. RESULTS: Knowledge of the lift station infrastructure, mapping, and standard operating procedures increased to 100%! The training and mapping of our system has greatly improved our knowledge of our system! This leads to a quicker response to isolate our system during breaks, decreasing the time sewage flows onto the street.  
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PW Streets
Curtis Yardley
Street Lights: Decrease turnaround time for street light knockdowns from 15 days to 12 days by December 1, 2012.
Improves the safety of the area, decrease potential liability. RESULTS: Reduced average turnaround time from 15 days to 10 days; 33% reduction!
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PW Streets
Curtis Yardley
Traffic Signals: Increase PM completions from 75% to 100% every 2 months by December 1, 2012.
In line with standard PM's, decreases liability. RESULTS: Completed an average of 62% of PM's, this is below target due to two employee separations (6 crew members down to 4) making it difficult to meet the increased PM schedule. Staff will continue to work on this increasing PM compliance as part of Standard Operating Procedures.
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PW Streets
Curtis Yardley
Street Sweeping: Decrease Dust Complaints by 50% By December 1, 2012.
Meet ADEQ standards, cleaner air, streets cleaner, storm structures less clogged, makes pavement last longer. RESULTS: Decreased dust complaints by 66% through consistent spray nozzle inspections before every shift.
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PW Streets
Curtis Yardley
Streets Preventative Maintenance: Verify the accuracy of 30% of the data in the PM System, which is used for financial modeling, by December 1, 2012.
Increase the accuracy of Infrastructure Financial modeling, budget forecasting, keep PCI at standard. RESULTS: Verified 21% of the data in the PM system; this is below target due to the Subject Matter Expert moving to another position within the Town, leaving one staff member to continue to verify accuracy of the data in the PM system. 
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PW Streets
Curtis Yardley
Crack Sealing: Increase PM compliance by completing the Crack Sealing of 5 subdivisions on the Fog Seal list by December 1, 2012.
Meeting PM schedule, prolongs life of the asphalt, decrease infrastructure costs and costs of asphalt. RESULTS: Five subdivisions were completed ahead of schedule. Crews have fully incorporated this Preventative Maintenance into their daily routine.
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PW Streets
Curtis Yardley
Fog Seal: Increase PM compliance by increasing the gallons of fog seal sprayed from 128,220 to 153,864 (20%) by December 1, 2012.
Keeps price per square foot down, stay on top of PM schedule, keeps the PCI up and cost of infrastructure down. RESULTS: Crew sprayed 75,792 gallons; this is below target due to truck being out of service for 6 weeks. Once the truck was back in service, the weather had changed and the crews were not able to continue at the normal fog sealing process pace. It's important to note that until truck went down the crews were ahead of schedule by 26%. Staff will continue to work on increasing PM compliance as part of Standard Operating Procedures. 
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PW Streets
Curtis Yardley
Asphalt: Increase PM compliance by increasing the tons of asphalt applied from an average of 38 tons to an average of 46 tons per month (17%) by December 1, 2012.
Staying ahead of scheduled maintenance, less pot holes and trip hazards, keep # of claims down. RESULTS: Crew applied an average of 38 tons of asphalt; this is below target due to an employee separation (3 crew members to 2). Staff will continue to work on increasing PM compliance as part of Standard Operating Procedures. 
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PW Streets
Curtis Yardley
Hazard Response: Increase # of graffiti reports covered within 48 hours from 80 to 100% by December 1, 2012.
Meet standard, keep graffiti crimes down. RESULTS: 100% of graffiti tags reported are now covered within 48 hours. 
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PW Streets
Curtis Yardley
Right Away: Increase storm structure inspections and cleanings from 1900 - 2800 (48%) by December 1, 2012.
Meet ADEQ mandate, keeps us incompliance, keeps the roads cleaner and they will last longer. RESULTS: Exceeded target 3 weeks early; increased storm construction inspections and cleanings from 1900 - 2980 (57%)!
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PW Streets
Curtis Yardley
Landscape Maintenance: Complete 100% of the irrigation system maps in zones B, C, and D by December 1, 2012.
Helps us to better manage contractors so they can do the maintenance. Allow us to more accurately determine replacement costs. Protects our investment in our trees and plants. RESULTS: 100% of the irrigation system maps in zones B, C, and D are complete!
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PW Streets
Curtis Yardley
Signs: Increase completion of the FHWA sign mandate from 80% to 100% in the Power Ranch sub-division by transitioning 1500 signs from Vinyl to High Intensity Sheeting by December 1, 2012.
Be in compliance with the FHWA mandate to have all of our signs converted to high intensity sheeting by 2015. RESULTS: 100% of the Power Ranch sub-division signs have been transitioned!
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PW Water
Kenneth Morgan
Distribution South: Complete 50 Fire Hydrant PM's per month beginning July 2012.
Well maintained fire hydrants saves lives, and prevents critical issues. RESULTS: Staff completed Preventative Maintenance on 332 hydrants, exceeding their goal of 250! Hydrant PM's are now part of standard operating procedures, ensuring that at least 50 are completed every month.
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PW Water
Kenneth Morgan
Distribution North: Complete the exercising of 1000 strategic valves (50%) by December 1, 2012.
Reduce water loss during main breaks, reduce service interruptions. RESULTS: Completed the exercising of 1010 strategic valves; staff will continue to work on the other 50% as part of standard operating procedures.
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2012 Goals

 Department/Contact
 Goal Expected Outcome(s) / Results
Status
Project Manager
Gabe Engeland
Develop Infrastructure Replacement Plans to predict long term financial impact by:
Water –Sep. 2012 - inventory and data conversion complete
Streets (pavement) – July 2012 - inventory and data conversion complete

Wastewater – August 2013 - inventory and data conversion complete
Storm Water - August 2013 –inventory and data conversion complete
Streets (traffic signals) July 2014*

Streets (signs) July 2014*
Streets (street lights, SRP portion) July 2014*
Reclaimed Water July 2014*
*NOTE: The deadlines for the infrastructure life cycle plans were extended to July 2014 in an effort to ensure data accuracy with regards to establishing life spans for various infrastructure components as well as future replacement cost estimates. In addition several portions of the inventory were more complex than we originally believed.
To predict the long-term financial impacts of infrastructure replacement. STATUS (updated January 2014): Phase I - Inventory and data conversion completed for Streets Pavement, Water, Wastewater, and Storm Water.
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