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TECH QUEST - APRIL 27, 2011 INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT.

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1 TECH QUEST - APRIL 27, 2011 INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT

2 CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA ASCE LEGISLATIVE CHAIR Robb Kalbach Civil & Environmental Engineering – Virginia Tech President of Utility Services Group (USG) PUCA (Pennsylvania Utility Contractor Association) ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)

3 Neglected Infrastructure WILL BITE PENNSYLVANIA

4 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS NATIONAL & STATE INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT CARDS

5 INFLOW & INFILTRATION REDUCES CAPACITY & CAN CAUSE POLLUTION Impacts of I&I: Cost to treat rainwater WWTP Expansions Overflows –Impact to the environment and public water –As of 2010 the PA DEP reported 1648 different CS Outfalls in PA Rain and Groundwater getting into cracked and leaky sewer pipes

6 INFLOW & INFILTRATION RESULTS SEWER OVERFLOWS The Solution to Pollution is Dilution?

7 LEHIGH VALLEY PA ASCE SECTION INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT CARD William MacNair, P.E. Professional Engineer 2716 Allison Lane, Allentown PA Tel: Michael Perlow Jr., P.E. Engineering Knowledge Management, LLC 443 Main Street, East Greenville PA Tel: & Fax: And Website:

8 THE PROBLEM - OUR AGING UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE

9 THE CONSEQUENCES OF OUR AGING UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE

10 FAILURE OF WATER, SEWER, STORM CAN LEAD TO A GAS MAIN FAILURE

11 LV INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT CARD SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP LEHIGH COUNTY, PA $120 million estimated replacement cost $100 per capita per year - 20,000 population No dedicated replacement funding source No formal condition assessment program No prioritization plan

12 PROPOSED LV REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING & INVESTMENT MODEL LEHIGH VALLEY 2050 Vision Statement PAY-AS-YOU-GO Life Cycle Cost Funding Model Adopted. Municipal Planning Organization (MPO) and Rural Planning Organization (RPO) Infrastructure Sustainability Review. Transportation, Energy and Water Resources Committees Established for each Regional Infrastructure MPO & RPO. State & Regional Infrastructure Bank System Created to Accept Pay-Go Replacement Fee Deposits and Provide Loans for Replacement Projects.

13 PAY-AS-YOU-GO LIFE CYCLE COST INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING

14 EXISTING PENNSYLVANIA MUNICIPAL (MPO) & RURAL (RPO) PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS

15 PAY-GO REPLACEMENT COST FUNDING RESERVE ACCOUNTS SWT Pay-Go Replacement Funds Deposited in a Reserve Account SWT requests funding for an approved project from a Regional Infrastructure Bank consisting of participating LV financial institutions LV Regional Infrastructure Bank is capitalized by reserve account deposits from the 62 LV municipalities & authorities and from loan guarantees provided by the Federal Reserve

16 INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING AND INVESTMENT SOLUTION FOR ALL PA MUNICIPALITIES??

17 LVASCE FALL 2011 INFRASTRUCTURE STAKEHOLDER CONFERENCE


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