Municipal Asset Management Toolkit: Guidelines for Decision Makers
The Asset Management Toolkit in intended for local decision-makers, both in Municipalities and Public Utility Companies, who should act together in using the toolkit, reconciling their differences and interests and focusing on what is best for the community regarding provision of public utility services.
The purpose of the toolkit is introducing decision-makers with the systematic approach to management of public utility assets (water and waste water assets), as well as providing the guidance on implementation of asset management practices.
The use of this toolkit should assist decision-makers in the following:
- Recognition of advantages of integrated systematic approach to management of public utility assets,
- Establishing a better organizational structure and designation of responsibilities in managing public utility assets,
- Gradually introducing asset management practices as part of everyday activities
The aim of the toolkit is to provide utility asset management practitioners, policy and decision-makers basic information and knowledge to help them implement the most fundamental aspects of asset management. The toolkit should enable readers to identify gaps or challenges, and draw up a strategy for addressing these challenges using information and other resources assembled for this purpose.
The Municipal Asset Management Toolkit is prepared within the project “Asset management for water and sanitation sector in South-East Europe”. The project is funded by the German Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) and the Government of Switzerland and is implemented by GIZ (ORF MMS) and the Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South-East Europe (NALAS).