Our team's involvement - which has begun as early as the 5-year planning phase - typically starts with meetings to get an understanding of the problems we are looking to fix and budget for. From there, we begin our site visits, taking numerous pictures to get ideas for installation methods and to document the surrounding conditions.
If we are asked to provide 5-year planning consulting, we then begin to prioritize the projects based on a variety of prerequisites that we identify with the client. We also look at how each improvement affects treatment efficiency and integrates into the overall plan.
Another factor to consider is ultimate build-out and capacity. Do we need to prioritize projects based on a growing community? If we go ahead with this project, will we outgrow it before the next improvement is initiated? These are the types of questions we ask our clients and work to solve as early as five years out.