How will asset management drive decision-making and funding for water infrastructure?
This episode continues our conversation from the previous episode with Art Astarita, a retired technical assistance provider. We touch not only on the future of data acquisition and sharing, but also how this big picture thinking applies to private wells.
- Tidbit: What is drawdown in a well? How does it impact water quality and quantity?
- TT008 – Asset Management for Rural America (Part 1)
- The legacy of EPA’s retired asset management software: CUPSS
- UMass Mobile App for CUPSS
- Benchmarking as the future of asset management
- Application of an ‘AM mindset’ to private well ownership
- Well assessment app and PDF form
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About the Guest
In early 2020, Mr. Astarita retired from RCAP Solutions after 22 years providing technical assistance to rural communities and water and, wastewater systems. Prior to joining RCAP, Art was employed for 22 years as an international exploration geologist experienced in well bore geophysics and paleo-environmental interpretation While with RCAP, Art’s technical assistance included environmental assessment reports, and GPS/GIS mapping of system infrastructure, watersheds, and wellhead protection sites, grant/loan application writing, and system financial analysis. He is a certified petroleum geologist #4643 and past member of the New England Water Works Association Groundwater Committee, Rural Development New England Engineers’ Liaison Committee, Maine Water Utilities Association, Maine GIS Users Group. Education: 1973 B.Sc. Geology at Bowling Green State University; 1975 M.Sc. Geology at Oklahoma State University.