Before we get into the 5 reasons, let's make sure we've got a clear understanding as to what a Guaranteed Savings Contract (GSC) is. A GSC provides a method for selecting a contractor for water, wastewater and energy projects utilizing qualifications. GSCs preserve the strengths of design-bid-build (DBB), while incorporating the value and performance benefits of design-build (DB). They are primarily intended for the replacement of something that is failing. One example would be a failing water main, with the curb and pavement above the main also included in the GSC. With that said, here are 5 reasons why a GSC might just be the right thing for you.
For communities and water/sewer utilities in Indiana and Ohio, you may not know about funding sources that are available for drinking water and wastewater projects. We have pulled together some resources for you. There are federal dollars (from USDA, HUD and EPA) allocated every year to the states. Each state handles those funds through state-run programs.
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Do you have an active backflow prevention program? Is your backflow prevention program compliant with Indiana Administrative Code? Are you sure your municipal drinking water system is safe from contamination from cross-connections or backflow from private water systems?... If you answered "No" or "I don't know" to any of these questions, read on to learn more about keeping your drinking water safe.
If you missed our most recent webinar “Water Loss Audit is done…What can I do with the information?” be sure to check out this recording. In this webinar, presenter and Wessler Project Manager Andrew Gordon, P.E. discusses why you should complete a water loss audit, key terms to know, interpreting results, and what next steps to take.
It wasn’t long ago that a simple bar of soap was regarded as the be-all and end-all solution to discourage children from using four-letter words, at least in the company of adults. If you have ever had the privilege of experiencing that sharp, bitter taste of a fresh bar of Irish Spring, then you know that nothing ever quite tastes the same again. Candy never tastes quite as sweet, soda never quite as fizzy and brushing your teeth becomes a much desired activity. One may conclude that a simple bar of soap is an effective means of eliminating four-letter words from a child’s vocabulary.
On March 22nd Governor Mike Pence signed Senate Bill 347 into law, requiring water utilities complete a water loss audit and an infrastructure needs assessment and submit the results to the Indiana Finance Authority (IFA). The IFA is then required to compile the results and report to the Indiana General Assembly by November 1, 2016. The bill also requires the IFA to study, analyze, and report on the infrastructure needs of Indiana’s water utilities. The IFA is required to submit this report on Indiana’s water infrastructure to the executive director of the Legislative Agency by November 1, 2017. (IC 8-1-30.7)