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LV REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT CARD PROJECT. Neglected Infrastructure WILL BITE PENNSYLVANIA.

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1 LV REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT CARD PROJECT

2 Neglected Infrastructure WILL BITE PENNSYLVANIA

3 THE CONSEQUENCES OF OUR AGING UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE

4 THE PROBLEM - OUR AGING UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE

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

6 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS NATIONAL & STATE INFRASTRUCTURE MOST RECENT REPORT CARDS

7 LV INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT CARD PROJECT Contact all 62 LV Municipalities & Authorities. Complete an LVASCE Infrastructure Report Card Inventory & Replacement Cost Spreadsheet. Establish PAY-AS-YOU-GO Life Cycle Costs for Water, Sanitary, Storm, and Local Roadway Replacement. Estimate Modest Monthly Replacement Charges for Water & Sanitary Sewer Systems. Estimate Modest Monthly Replacement Charges for Pavement & Stormwater. Results to be Presented at Fall Stakeholder Conference.

8 LV REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT CARD OBJECTIVES Do a Snapshot Infrastructure Inventory Summarize Results on a Spreadsheet Estimate Current Replacement Costs South Whitehall Township $120 million replacement cost $100 per capita per year 20,000 population

9 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.

10 $20 Per Gal Fuel Costs!! In 2025 or 2050 ??

11 LEHIGH VALLEY 2050 SUSTAINABILITY PLAN Text Goals for sustainable long-term future. Strategic actions to achieve the goals. Indicators that measure sustainability. Intermediate steps for the year Public accountability for our region’s progress. Consider transition to renewable energy. Consider impacts of climate change. Provide for long range time frame.

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

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

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

15 LV REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE BANK ESTABLISHMENT Lehigh Valley Replacement Funds would be Deposited in Reserve Accounts A Lehigh Valley Regional Infrastructure Bank would be established consisting of participating LV financial institutions The LV Regional Infrastructure Bank would be capitalized by Reserve Account Deposits from the 62 LV municipalities & authorities.

16 LV REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT FUNDING NEEDED POSSIBLE SOURCES *Transportation: 1.Tolls 2.Vehicle Miles Traveled Fee (VMT) *Water-Sewer Replacement: 1.Water Distribution & Supply Fee 2.Wastewater Collection & Treatment Fee 3.Stormwater Collection & Discharge Fee 4.Hook-up Fees *Private Replacement: 1.Gas Distribution Replacement Fee 2.Electric, Phone, Cable Replacement Fees *All Replacement Fees to be Deposited in Dedicated Infrastructure Reserve Accounts for Funding of Approved Replacement Projects.

17 ENABLING STATE & REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING & FUNDING LEGISLATION NEEDS 1.Pay-Go Full-Cost Pricing Required 2.Infrastructure Inventory & Condition Assessment Conducted to Establish Replacement Fees & Projects & Priorities 3.Regional Sustainability & Resilience Review by the MPO or RPO Infrastructure Committee 4.Creation of Reserve Account Requirements for all Infrastructure for Deposit in a Regional Infrastructure Bank guaranteed by a State & National Infrastructure Bank System.

18 WE NEED A GRASSROOTS SOLUTION TO REBUILD OUR LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE

19 FALL 2011 INFRASTRUCTURE STAKEHOLDER CONFERENCE TO PRESENT RESULTS OF THE LV INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT CARD

20 For Additional Information Please Contact Bill MacNair, P.E. Bill MacNair, P.E. Professional Engineer 2716 Allison Lane, Allentown, PA Tel:

21 For Additional Information Please Contact Michael Perlow Jr., P.E. Michael Perlow Jr., P.E. Engineering Knowledge Management, LLC 443 Main Street, East Greenville, PA Tel:


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