Wonderful Water: Investing in Important Infrastructure
This week on “Wonderful Water,” join Aaron Keck for a conversation with Vishnu Gangadharan, OWASA‘s capital improvement projects engineering manager since 2006, and OWASA asset manager Alison Spinelli about the infrastructure that makes a crucial utility possible.
According to OWASA, the non-profit utility agency invests roughly $20 million each year for capital improvement projects — work to create and maintain the infrastructure that supports delivery of fresh water and removal of wastewater across Orange County.
“When you think about infrastructure, water and sewer infrastructure, in the life of that infrastructure, these are components that will last 60, 80, 100 years,” said Gangadharan. “So, really, the purpose of capital projects is to ensure the long-term reliability of the system we’re looking out for projects and installing things that will last for generations.