Experience example

Auditing Water Utility Assets for Risk Free Operation

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable” - Seneca


Water & Sewerage

Equipment Compliance


  • The client looks after all municipal water and wastewater systems in Tasmania including 61 water treatment systems with some 6500 km of water mains and approximately 100 sewerage systems with nearly 5000 km of sewer mains.
  • The operational infrastructure was inherited from a number of different organisation's. This meant that the electrical equipment was of varied age, condition and installation standard. The client identified they needed to conduct an extensive electrical audit to ensure there was no risk for their operators performing their day to day duties.
  • The project included approximately 550 sites in the north of the state and was split into two phases:
    • Phase 1 - external electrical panels
    • Phase 2 - buildings containing some form of electrical equipment
  • Cromarty were engaged to undertake the works.


Cromarty worked collaboratively with the client to:

  • Provide Project Management services including:
    • monthly reporting
    • procurement
    • change management
    • risk management
    • stakeholder engagement
  • Audit sites
  • Remediation of sites issues
  • Quality checks
  • Document changes


The expertise of Cromarty technicians and engineers helped not only to provide a safer working environment for the clients field staff by remediating the safety issues identified but also provided the client with a clear understanding of the status of their electrical assets. This information was subsequently fed into the capital renewal plan allowing the planned replacement of end of life assets and also in some cases helped to avoid unforeseen breakdowns by addressing issues early.

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