D&B approaches municipal wastewater projects from the vantage point of a half-century of experience, and we embrace the technology advances that potentially allow for beneficial quality of service improvements and cost reductions.
D&B’s municipal experience and personnel make us uniquely qualified to assist public agencies in developing greater efficiencies without loss of control. Cost reductions are often realized in both operations and maintenance through a program of continuous improvement that may extend to enhancement of instrumentation/control systems, energy reduction and/or chemical savings.
D&B’s process involves review of operations to develop improvement alternatives for a single facility or for multiple facilities comprising a regional system. These reviews evaluate unit processes, facility operations, personnel management, administrative aspects, and financial aspects.
Our experienced staff reviews and succinctly characterizes alternatives from design and implementation through start-up, including personnel training. Through our benchmarking process, we evaluate the full spectrum of available alternatives, comparing them to other well-operated facilities. Economic considerations associated with the alternatives are reviewed and summarized.
Final recommendations for a continuous improvement plan are based upon all aspects reviewed, as well as legal and implement-ability concerns germane to the particular facility.
D&B is staffed to assist in procurement for the outsourcing of specific maintenance services or other procurement of private resources. D&B regularly prepares Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) and Requests for Proposals (RFP) to address specific client needs. These are prepared such that they meet all technical, legal and regulatory requirements. D&B has both the municipal experience and personnel to perform correctly and accurately, enabling the municipality to select the proposal with the optimal combination of qualifications and cost to meet its needs.