Washington Suburban Asset Management (Md, USA)

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The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) appointed GHD to lead the provision of asset management services in support of master planning and enterprise resource planning initiatives.

WSSC is the eighth largest water and wastewater utility in the USA, owning USD$12 billion of infrastructure assets. While instituting a range of short-term measures to combat the increasing incidence of water main breaks and leaks, WSSC is also taking a long-range strategic approach to address the growing challenge of ageing infrastructure.

GHD has been working closely with WSSC since April 2007 as part of a team to develop a 30-year enterprise asset management plan for all WSSC infrastructure, incorporating water, wastewater, communications and building assets.

Our team is currently assisting WSSC to map all asset management-related business processes to identify the practice changes necessary to enable appropriate decisions to be made on investing in infrastructure to achieve ongoing performance in the delivery of services.

Aquatic Sciences


Our reliance on the ecosystem services provided by marine, freshwater and estuarine environments demands a proactive approach to our sustainable use of these assets.

Our aquatic sciences services integrate scientific knowledge with  engineering and economic services to provide innovative, cost-effective  management solutions.

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Asset & Facilities Management


For more than 30 years, GHD’s asset management professionals have played a leading role in developing improved working practices for utility, transport and infrastructure stakeholders.  We work closely with you to deliver the finest practice management solutions.   

Our service offering revolves around 5 key areas of infrastructure management:

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Wastewater & Stormwater Collection Systems


GHD has the knowledge base and systems to tackle any wastewater transportation problem — for new systems or the upgrading of existing assets.

Having designed more than 1000 sewage pump stations and over 6000km of sewers, our industry professionals challenge conventional approaches to establish new cost-effective benchmarks.

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As the world’s population grows and our standards of living improve so does our need to manage the water in our environment. We need to maximise its application for human well-being and minimise impact on the environment. GHD engineers, scientists and planners can provide sustainable, cost-effective and innovative water solutions.  We assist water utilities and others who provide water services to optimise infrastructure and adapt to environmental changes in ways that balance the needs of our communities. And we enable clients to meet compliance, improve profitability and maintain their commitment to sustainability.

GHD continually expands the boundaries by engaging in research, enhancing existing systems and strategies, evaluating new procedures and transferring technology from other industries into the water industry. We work with our clients through all project stages planning, investigation, design, delivery, operation and renewal.

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