CCMUA: Incorporating Community Interests into Effective Infrastructure Decision-Making
This case study, Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority: A Wet Weather Case Study of Incorporating Community Interests into Infrastructure Decision-Making, describes the ways in which the Camden County Municipal Utility Authority (CCMUA), together with the U.S. EPA Office of Wastewater Management and representatives from the community-based Camden SMART Initiative, used an augmented infrastructure alternatives analysis approach to help CCMUA identify an optimal and cost-effective mix of green and gray infrastructure to support its Combined Sewer Long-Term Control Plan. The approach described in this case example is transferable to other communities facing a myriad of infrastructure challenges.
The method used by CCMUA is designed to engage community stakeholders in the infrastructure alternatives analysis process at a very early stage. The approach described in this case example will help CCMUA communicate with their board members and other decision makers to ensure these individuals have a clear understanding of the choices before them as they make the critical financial and policy decisions necessary to ensure the utility’s infrastructure is sustainable over time.
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