Bend Sewer Collection System Master Plan
Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc. and Barney & Worth recently finalized and are now assisting implementation for an Optimized Sewer Collection System Master Plan Update for the City of Bend. The optimization analysis blended traditional and non-traditional approaches to alternatives analysis and capital improvement planning. Traditional engineering analyses were used to identify alternatives for system improvement based on feasibility and system hydraulics. Selection of the improvements and sizing were optimized with sophisticated modeling based on up front capital and life-cycle costs. A range of hybrid improvement solutions were presented for review and consideration by City staff and community stakeholders. Once an improvement strategy was selected, project phasing was identified for 5-, 10-, and 20-year planning horizons for the $100M plus CIP. The team engaged a 16-member public committee throughout the process to ensure community support. This project is an element of a larger sewer-related engineering, planning, financing, and public relations project that is still ongoing and will help guide development in Bend for decades.