The Chicago Department of Water has responsibility for maintaining a working water system for over 3 million citizens of the City of Chicago. In addition to normal operational activities, such as operating its two water treatment plants, twelve pumping stations, and other portions of the water intake, purification, pumping, and distribution systems, the Water Department has a goal of 50 miles per year of new water mains. Additionally, approximately 600 requests for design and technical assistance involving relocation or modification of water distribution componentsare received annually.
Program Management Support
The Capital Improvement Program Management team (of which dsi is a part) assists the City of Chicago in managing implementation of design and construction improvements to the water supply system’s intake, purification, and pumping systems. Activities for which the PM team is responsible include development of a prioritized list of improvements and annual and five-year capital improvement budgets; assistance in the procurement of professional services and the bidding of construction contracts, oversight of the Capital Improvement Program, including the establishment, monitoring and status of budgets and schedules for all projects; providing periodic status reports to the Deputy Commissioner; administration of contracts and management of consultants providing design, construction and other professional services; processing of payments, change orders, claims and dispute resolution, and other administrative requirements; planning and technical studies and support; and assisting with the implementation of computerized facilities maintenance management system.