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An Asset Management Plan is a Living Document
An asset management plan is a living document that must be updated on a regular basis. However, throughout the life of an asset management plan a municipality will face many challenges which include:
- New technologies and techniques may impact the timing of repair/rehabilitation/replacement strategies included in the plan;
- A need to overcome resistance to increasing taxes to pay the cost for repair/rehabilitation/replacement of infrastructure assets;
- Responding to changing customer expectations and/or increased demands for services; and
- Changing regulatory requirements from senior levels of government.
To address these challenges municipalities must be willing to ask of themselves a number of questions and be willing to follow up on these questions.
Below is a list of questions to determine if you are ready to implement your asset management plan.