Partnering with Municipalities
Guidance to Assess, Safeguard, and Deliver Capital Improvement Programs
Increasingly, municipal governments have been considering innovative approaches to assess and safeguard their infrastructure investments and deliver capital improvement programs to customers. West Yost partners with municipalities in the Western United States as a program and procurement manager, guiding clients through project prioritization, procurement evaluation and selection, and creation of regional and regulatory alliances. As a trusted owner’s advisor, West Yost helps agencies gain the political support needed to execute large infrastructure projects, navigate public-private partnerships and implement design-build projects and programs. We can support your funding needs as well.
We bring the same owner’s advisory philosophy to municipalities when providing asset management support. Our sustainable approach to asset management is based upon the importance of the entire asset lifecycle for municipal water, wastewater, and stormwater assets. West Yost delivers clients a comprehensive set of skills, experience, and services to safeguard infrastructure, reduce risks, extend facility life, and implement repair and replacement programs. From asset management business planning to risk assessment and rehabilitation programming, we create customized asset management programs through engagement and understanding of a client’s stakeholders, objectives and constraints.
Owner’s Agent for Design-Build-Operate of Regional Water Treatment Facility
Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency, Woodland, CA
West Yost served as the Owner’s Agent for the landmark Davis-Woodland Water Supply Project (DWWSP). The DWWSP supplements the existing groundwater-only systems throughout the region with a new primary surface water supply, serving over two-thirds of the urban population in Yolo County.
Owner’s Representative for Regional Surface Water Supply Project
Stanislaus Regional Water Authority (SRWA)
West Yost is working with the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority to develop and implement a new treated surface water supply to serve the cities of Turlock and Ceres, California. The declining quality and availability of groundwater supplies serving the customers of both Ceres and Turlock makes this regional project critical to the future water supply in this region.
Owner’s Representative for Davis Wastewater Treatment Plant
City of Davis
West Yost served as the owner’s advisor to the City of Davis for implementation of the City’s first design-build (DB) infrastructure project. In anticipation of increasingly stringent regulatory requirements, the project consisted of the design and construction of new secondary, tertiary and solids dewatering processes at the wastewater treatment plant. To control project costs, the City was seeking ways to encourage cost-saving innovation during design and construction.
Asset Management Program Audit Services
If your asset management program is just starting out or you are struggling with defining it for your utility, we can help you. West Yost recently completed an evaluation of the asset management program for a water utility located on the West Coast giving its management a health report card and several recommendations for even greater performance. Working collaboratively with the utility we evaluated their existing processes, tools and standards and assessed their level of implementation evaluating key asset management elements.
Grabhorn Reservoir Owner’s Advisor
Tualatin Valley Water District, Beaverton, Oregon
West Yost served as Owner’s Representative for the design and construction of a 5 MG replacement reservoir and valve house. We evaluated the potential options of new reservoir size and locations, and project delivery methods including Design-Bid-Build (DBB); CM/GC; Lump-Sum Design-Build; and Progressive Design-Build (PDB). Working collaboratively with TVWD, West Yost developed the risk allocation and contract terms.
Owner’s Representative for Regional Wastewater Control Facility Modifications Progressive Design-Build Project
City of Stockton
The City of Stockton’s wastewater treatment plant was aging and faced new discharge permit requirements with limits on nitrogen in the treated effluent discharged to the San Joaquin River. Over $220 million in improvements are being procured through a progressive design build contract with a joint venture design build team.
Funding Strategy, Acquisition, and Management
Comprehensive Funding Services
Our experts review the options, identify the best targets, walk you through the process, and can help manage reporting as well!
West Yost assists clients in identifying, applying for, capturing, and allocating project funds through state, federal and local loan and grant programs. Our expertise includes working with multi-agency groups to identify funding mechanisms, define institutional relationships, and coordinate documentation and schedule requirements. West Yost has assisted over 30 clients in securing nearly $900 million in funding.
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West Yost is an Equal Opportunity Employer