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Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association Reviews Project Management Strategies for Utility Efficiency & Safety

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Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners' Association held a meeting reviewing project management and strategies for utility efficiency and safety.

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Williston Park, NY - October 7th, 2014 - As part of its Continuing Education Series initiative, the Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA), comprised of commissioners from 21 Long Island water districts, held an educational and training workshop centering on best practices for responsible planning, compliance, management and execution of utility projects. The recent meeting was hosted by the Albertson Water District and Commissioners Richard Ockovic, Kenneth Vey and Howard Abbondondelo.

Discussing critical aspects of proper project site evaluation, planning, and execution with NSWCA commissioners was Project Management expert Victor Elefante of Victor Elefante Technical Services, Inc. in Center Moriches, NY. 

Mr. Elefante discussed how proper project management and site overview ensures the welfare of crew workers, project success, utility efficiency as well as quality and cost-effective service for consumers.

Among strategies reviewed were site observation and assessment for safe and appropriate project set up, along with implementation of in-progress check programs, equipment specifications checks, and on-going reporting throughout all phases.

“No matter the nature or magnitude, each project site is different and has its own unique characteristics and variables that must be identified, assessed and addressed in order to ensure proper management, safety, efficiency and success,” said Mr. Elefante. “I applaud the Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association for taking ownership of this important responsibility and their commitment to making project management part of its educational platform and focus.”

NSWCA President Howard Abbondondelo and Albertson Water District Commissioner added, “As elected water commissioners across Long Island, our responsibilities include preserving water quality, providing uninterrupted service, maintaining infrastructure and ensuring maximum safety of field workers and the public.  In focusing attention on step-by-step project management, water districts can fulfill their respective missions most effectively and efficiently.”

NSWCA President Howard Abbondondelo and Albertson Water District Commissioner added, “As elected water commissioners across Long Island, our responsibilities include preserving water quality, providing uninterrupted service, maintaining infrastructure and ensuring maximum safety of field workers and the public.  In focusing attention on step-by-step project management, water districts can fulfill their respective missions most effectively and efficiently.”

The Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) is comprised of Water Commissioners from 21 Nassau County and Suffolk County Water Districts.  NSWCA is dedicated to communication, efficiency and best practices among Long Island’s water districts.  As part of its mission, the association holds monthly educational meetings sponsoring experts on topics that include law, cost efficiencies, rules and regulations and issues germane to water utilities. 

For further information, please contact Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association President Mr. Howard Abbondondelo at (516) 621-3610, or by email, awd11577@optonline.net.

Pictured is Project Management expert Victor Elefante of Victor Elefante Technical Services, Inc. (Center Moriches, NY), who discussed critical aspects of proper project site evaluation, planning and execution during a recent Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association  meeting.

 

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