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A Community Based Partnership Model is where a local government or public utility aggregates multiple improvement projects together into single, integrated procurement, creating one point of private sector accountability for linear type projects that support environmental, social and governance goals for a community through-out its lifecycle. It uses a performance-based contract, linking the partner’s payment to specific, measurable goals. The private partner assumes both short and long-term budget and schedule risks, incentivizing best value and a whole life compliance solution. The public sector can also require its private partner to achieve specific Key Performance Indicators to create jobs and engage with minority and women owned enterprises to create resilience solutions that create green space and achieve other community and economic development goals. Additionally, the private partner can also source best fit capital to invest “at risk” portion of development work to provide an earlier start to a program which the government partner can refinance with lower cost of capital upon completion and certification of the projects that make up the program.


by Black & Veatch | Fri, 07/01/2016 - 00:00

The Black & Veatch 2016 Strategic Directions: Water Industry report identifies current trends and the ongoing challenges faced by the water industry as infrastructure demands increase and cost remains a top concern. 2016 finds an industry rising to meet perhaps its biggest challenges yet in managing infrastructure maintenance cost, navigating capital investment with limited resources and engaging customers who may be questioning the cost or the safety of their supply.

Many, if not all, of the issues considered most important to the water industry in 2016 seem to pull hard on a single thread: cost. The cost of addressing outdated systems at a time when traditional revenue streams are drying up and/or the political cost of pitching rate cases or alternative financing strategies to skeptical stakeholders. The cost of water as it’s widely perceived by the public, whose understanding of the resources needed to treat and deliver a safe supply may compete with the industry’s ever-growing – and deferred – maintenance bill.

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