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Metro WWTP Reaches Remaining Plant CD Requirements

CW2020 Employee Newsletter Vol. 6, No. 1

A critical component of the EPA Consent Decree (CD) is the Maintenance Management System (MMS) within the Wastewater Treatment Plant Program, which is comprised of six individual program requirements. Fulfilling each requirement is formalized via a completion memo, the last two of which were recently approved by WWTP Superintendent David Wiman. This final pair of MMS implementation requirements involves outstanding work order and equipment failure reports. While previously available through manual queries, these reports can now be easily generated as needed by staff via custom Crystal reports in Cityworks®. Not only do the reports meet specific CD obligations, but they also provide data useful to staff in managing plant maintenance.

 MMS Requirements

  • Cityworks® Data Collection and Maintenance Schedules
  • Migration of Data and Maintenance Schedules into Cityworks®
  • Cityworks® Testing & Full Implementation
  • Generation of Summary Reports within Cityworks® – Equipment Failures Report 
  • Generation of Summary Reports within Cityworks® – Outstanding Work Orders 
  • Inventory Management within Cityworks® Storeroom


Earlier this year, the MMS Steering Team was established to maximize the impact of Cityworks® for the WWTP. The formation of the team coincided with the hire of two new key positions at the plant—Lynn Wilkes as Planner/Scheduler and Mike Foisy as Assistant Plant Superintendent (see breakouts below for background on these two employees). Clean Water 2020 program staff members will remain involved in a support role as use of Cityworks® is fine-tuned but completing these final two requirements reflects the intended transition of duties to City staff.  

Lynn Wilkes began as the Metro WWTP’s first-ever Maintenance Planner/Scheduler at the end of 2017. Prior to joining the City, she worked for 11 years as a Certified Senior Reactor Operator and spent several years developing maintenance procedures at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Power Plant. Wilkes’ is using her experience with regulatory compliance and training in mechanical and electrical planning in her role as the division’s MMS subject matter expert. She is also establishing the planning and scheduling function for Metro. Use of Cityworks® has already been positively impacted during her first months on the job. Her role is critical in the maintenance of thousands of assets, including those being introduced through plant improvement projects involving investment of tens of millions of dollars.Mike Foisy joined the Metro WWTP management team in January as Assistant Wastewater Plant Superintendent. Filling a position that had been vacant for four years, Foisy brings 30 years of treatment plant operations and management experience to the division. He came to Columbia from Massachusetts where he held multiple certifications and served in several leadership positions with the Massachusetts Water Pollution Control Association. As Assistant Superintendent, he is responsible for planning, directing, and supervising the operation and maintenance of the treatment plant and lift stations. He also oversees regulatory compliance and will assume the duties of Plant Superintendent when David Wiman is unavailable.  In these first months, Foisy has jumped right in, enabling Wiman to focus on other key management activities.