Water Utility Asset Management​

In many countries worldwide, water utility companies are often operating in crisis mode, as stakeholders refine investment strategies to ultimately help create a circular economy.

Critical water utility infrastructures can only maintain resiliency and sustainability when the right investment at the right time is conducted with proactive Asset Investment Planning (AIP) support. AIP decisions are frequently affected by diverse factors, such as aging infrastructures, climate change, lack of funding, and population growth.

With increasingly high rates of watermain failures and sometimes inadequate stormwater treatment, our most precious commodity washes away at times, possibly even contaminating our water resource systems.

Decision-makers require advanced financial modelling software to safeguard and digitalize the organization’s collective AIP expertise.

Water Utility Asset Management

City of Montreal​

The City of Montreal spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually on maintaining and renewing its water supply (water mains), wastewater (sewer) and roadway (pavement and sidewalks) infrastructure.

Water Utility
Asset Management Challenges

Water Utility Aging Infratructure

Strategic Trajectories

Watermains, wastewater treatment, stormwater, and sewage networks in various parts of the world are mostly nearing the end of their lifespans or operating at or near full capacity. They require additional investments to expand and maintain infrastructure sustainability. Countries are urgently acting to achieve greener potable, stormwater, and wastewater systems to ensure public health & safety and sustainability.

Desired Levels of Service

With aging infrastructures, cities are under pressure to increase their water infrastructure budgets, as well as mitigate the massive investment gaps and maintenance deficits. The response is to reallocate funds/taxes from other budgets or to increase water taxes/tariffs. Asset management professionals require solutions for managing rate justification cases. Transparent and consistent processes for producing reliable investment planning scenarios are essential for credible reporting of assets.
Aging Workforce Water Utility

Workforce Turnover

As retirement and transferring out loom, safeguarding and automating subject matter expertise becomes imperative. This way, precious knowledge can be captured, formalized, and centralized.

Solves Water Utility
Asset Investment

Optimize decisions that affect public health, safety, and welfare. Scope out profitable, evidence-based strategies that assist in targeting levels of service, stabilizing rate bases, and achieving the desired water and wastewater infrastructure reliability at the lowest cost. Simulate stochastic (or random) evolution of an asset’s variable parameters (apparent age, inflation, breakage, etc.).

DIREXYON Suite benefits

Resilience and Sustainability

Augment operational resilience. Ensure asset health, safety, and reliability decades ahead, while simulating climate-related scenarios (i.e., carbon emissions) and other uncertain degradation factors.

Achieve Desired Levels of Service

Forecast asset evolution and proactively manage risk, while contributing to mitigation of potential service disruptions. Simulate asset evolution and apply decision policies digitalized from your organization’s expertise. Synchronize interventions with cross-asset work-bundling rules and simulate strategies with applicable constraints. Balance levels of service, risk, costs, and infrastructure sustainability.


DIREXYON Suite optimizes capital and operational expenditures, helping you make decisions that could improve asset sustainability and carbon footprint.

Data Transparency & Visibility

With specialized workforce retiring or transferring out, DIREXYON Suite safeguards institutional knowledge and experience by digitalizing decision policies in the form of drag-and-drop decision trees that are easily understood and handled in complete transparency without any programming skills required. Simplify auditing processes with full capabilities for reconstruction of all calculations and results. Benefit from a selection of diverse strategic trajectories that will facilitate rate case management.

Asset-Centric Simulation

DIREXYON Suite leverages a single source of truth to consolidate disparate systems and reduce the silo effect. Simulate asset evolution to assess the impacts of various investment scenarios on maintenance deficits and levels of service.

Perfect Balance:
Risk, Cost & Performance

DIREXYON Suite yields sustainable annual cost savings of 20-30% over an integral asset life cycle for a consistent level of service.

DIREXYON Suite Modules

Asset Investment Planning Module

Asset Investment Planning

The ultimate strategic combo-pack of decision-support, predictive analysis & simulation modules solutions.

Portfolio Optimization & Management

Select the best combinations of projects encompassing all your resource and financial constraints for an optimized delivery plan.