The Evolution of the Water Distribution Capital Improvement Planning Template

esri…from the ESRI Water Utilities Blog

“As you may have seen, we released the Water Distribution Capital Improvement Planning (CIP) Template a last week.  First, we wanted to say a big thank you to all of our users and business partners who helped us to refine the initial geoprocessing models and the toolset also shared their workflows for capital planning.

“We’ve already had a few questions about why we chose the term Capital Improvement Planning (CIP) to describe this template, since not all utilities use that term.  So when we use the term CIP, what we mean is the long term plans of a utility to manage their assets and/or to expand their system, what you may also call a “Capital Plan”, “Long Term Plan” or “5 year plan”.”