ADB Water Utility Asset Management Guide
This publication, ADB Water Utility Asset Management Guide, involves achieving the least cost and least risk of owning and operating assets over their life cycle while meeting service standards for customers. Consequently, utility managers need to put in place policies, plans, and strategies. Asset management for water utilities is more complex than for most other sectors because of the number, variety, age, condition, and location of assets; the magnitude of asset investment; and the difficulty of inspecting and maintaining buried assets. This complexity is often compounded by a lack of finance, information, and skills that can impede acquiring, commissioning, maintaining, overhauling, and replacing assets at the optimum time.