For Warren County, planning for the future begins with Woolpert LLP and pilot studies. With a rapidly growing county population, paper drawings and maps, and upcoming National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II compliance deadlines, the Warren County Water and Sewer Department and Engineering Department recently turned to Woolpert for assistance digitising their data.
Woolpert is currently conducting two pilot studies for the county departments to help them better understand the benefits of geographic information systems (GIS) and the cost of implementing a GIS project countywide. Both pilots involve collecting water, sanitary, and stormwater features using GPS field techniques, as well as developing utility GIS data layers that reference the GPSed features and as-built drawings. Additionally, Woolpert is working with county staff to create a customized document management system.
The pilots will help the Water and Sewer Department understand how to use the data for modeling and for implementing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), while the Engineering Department will use the pilot to advance its efforts toward NPDES Phase II compliance.