Keeping Project Priorities On Schedule & Affordable
The City of Chicopee, a long standing client of ours, sought to develop an Integrated Management Plan (IMP). The purpose of the IMP was to identify and prioritize projects that address all of the drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and flood control demands currently facing the city. And to do it in a planned, scheduled manner that is affordable.
Pulling the Pieces Together
Our team worked closely with Chicopee on the many multifaceted components of this IMP, which included:
- A detailed review of relevant regulations
- Development and execution of a stakeholder communication plan
- An update to the city’s long-term combined sewer overflow control plan, including an update to the combined sewer system hydraulic model
- Development of capital improvements plans to address the city’s drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater infrastructure
- An enhanced financial capability analysis that considers additional factors beyond the current EPA framework
- Project prioritization and development of an implementation plan
- Development of an adaptive management plan for monitoring and evaluation of progress
The city’s ultimate goal is to use the IMP to negotiate a revision to its existing consent decree to address its capital needs in order of priority, and on a schedule that is affordable for its residents.
We also helped the city to secure State Revolving Fund (SRF) financing for the project, and are assisting with administration of the SRF loan.
Our services included the development of the city’s IMP, as well as assistance with SRF funding and administration.