Kleinfelder helped the Town of Framingham develop and implement an efficient, modernized, and sustainable system to more effectively manage its sewer infrastructure and prioritize capital spending.
Challenge: The Town faced regulatory non-compliance, pressures from developers, poor to non-existent records and systems, and a retiring work force. A reactive approach often resulted in unplanned spending and inefficient use of Town resources. Modern demands required an overhaul of current management processes to enable Framingham to more effectively serve its community.
Solution: Kleinfelder’s multi-disciplinary team of wastewater engineers, hydraulic modelers, operations specialists, SCADA specialists, energy engineers and others developed holistic solutions that balanced competing interests of Town resources, costs, environmental and community impacts, and regulatory requirements. Using VUEWorks software, Kleinfelder created a system that enabled the Town to update and automate sewer asset information, prioritize capital improvements, and proactively maintain its infrastructure system.
Project Results: Kleinfelder helped successfully implement new and improved ways to manage resources. The Town is now better equipped to meet regulatory requirements and has completely modernized its management system, with easily accessible, web-based information tracking. As a result, the Town is eliminating seven pumping stations and five miles of force mains, saving $25 million in capital costs and over $100,000 in annual energy costs.