Frederick Wu, P.E.

Fred Wu has been working as an engineer for 20 years. He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Environmental Engineering from Institute of Technology.  Mr. Wu previously worked as a consulting engineering, doing site development and Hydrologic engineering, before joining the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

 Since joining the District, Mr. Wu has spent his time in the Infrastructure Division working in the Local Sewer Section as well at the Collection System Section. Mr. Wu has performed design and post award of sewer rehabilitation contract ranging in cost from $500,000.00 to $18,000,000.00.  The results of the contract have led to the rehabilitation of 150,000+ LF of large diameter sewers and 150+ structures/manholes rehabilitation. In addition, Mr. Wu oversees the District’s Collection Systems Asset Management Plan and oversees the District’s Infrastructure GIS system.

Presentation Title:

Evolution of Asset Management Programs at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Abstract :In 1993, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) implemented the Interceptor Inspection & Rehabilitation Program (IIRP). The purpose of IIRP was to create a rational critical asset and repair these assets in a cost-effective manner.  As a result of the MWRD’s IIRP, the District has rehabilitated approximately 70 miles of intercepting sewers ranging in size from 10” to 10’x10’ and have 7 additional contracts currently under design. 

In 2013, the MWRD undertook the task to update the IIRP. As a result, the MWRD implemented the Collection Asset Management Plan (CAMP). The objectives of CAMP largely remained the same as IIRP but to provide an updated framework for a comprehensive inspection, condition assessment and rehabilitation plan for the collection system assets.  CAMP allowed the District to centralize the administration of the contract, implement NASSCO Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP®) inspection standards, create a risk assessment system, tie PACP inspection data into MWRD’s geographic information system (GIS), implement the use of tablets for level 1 Manhole Assessment Certification Program (MACP®) inspection and utilize cutting edge technologies to performs inspection of our assets. As a result of CAMP, the District to date has rehabilitated an additional 2 miles of sewers, performed 6-point repairs, initiated 8 additional contracts for design, and has identified another 336 sewer segments of in need of repair.