The Florida Suncoast, with its more than 2.3 Million residents, formally created this regional Water Utility in 1998 and has a diverse collection of plants and assets spread across 3 counties which include water treatment, desalination, well fields, and a 15.5 billion gallon water reservoir. Tampa Bay Water (TBW) has operated on multiple disparate enterprise systems such as GIS, ERP, Document Repository and a homegrown second-tier Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS), which lacked the desired synergy and return on investment (ROI) that was desired. Although they had successfully completed multiple capital improvement projects, TBW was still missing visibility into lifecycle costs and lacked insight on how to improve work to extend useful life of their assets. Ultimately, a more robust solution that supported an advanced Asset Management Program, as well as Reliability Centered Maintenance, was what TBW wanted.
Electronic Data, Inc. (EDI) was contracted to implement IBM Maximo as Tampa Bay Water CMMS, replacing the existing homegrown Enterprise Maintenance Management System (EMMS). The project consisted of installation, integration, configuration, training, documentation and project management, as well as an upgrade from Maximo 7.5 to 7.6. This project put TBW on the cutting edge of ISO 55001.