Our professionals are guiding water utilities in their modernization journey
Water is a precious resource, and it should be managed as such. Measurement, discipline and accountability must be integrated into any water management scheme.

Helping the Modernization of Water Utilities 

If your utility owns its private water network or is looking to build out or expand, West Monroe Partners can help.

Combining deep smart-grid experience with SONET, IP/MPLS, MPLS-TP, and Carrier Ethernet knowledge and networking skills, our team helps utilities not only conceptualize the network, but also design, implement, deploy, and manage it.

While some vendors focus primarily on technology, we take a much broader view that addresses people, process, and technology considerations that drive success. Most importantly, we’ve done this before with some of the nation’s largest utilities.

Our approach includes the following principles: 

Understand the context

There are different drivers for utility modernization. Potential solutions must be evaluated considering the impacts to the utility’s finances, business processes, technologies, and staff capabilities and capacities.

Develop the Business Case

All modernization initiatives must be supported by a defensible business case.

Develop an Implementation Strategy

A clear and a cohesive strategy is necessary to guide the success of the modernization initiative.

Manage the Implementation 

A dedicated PMO focused on implementation is essential to the success of any modernization initiative.

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