During that period, Wivenhoe has participated in more than 140 Water and Wastewater Vulnerability Assessments (VA’s), as well as performing a variety of Security Engineering Design, Bidder Selection, and Construction Administration tasks.
David McCann, principal consultant for Wivenhoe Group is a regular speaker and presenter on security related topics to The American Water Works Association, The American Institute of Architects, and The American Institute of Civil Engineers among others.
CITY OF ALLENTOWN WATER DEPT., Allentown, Pennsylvania:
Vulnerability Assessment (RAM-W)
Working as sub-security consultants to a major engineering group, provided the security consulting services required under Sandia National Laboratories RAM-W large user which included Threat Level Identification, Facility Characterization, System Effectiveness, Risk Management., and provision of full report with findings and recommendations. All work was carried-out on-time, and to agreed cost schedules.
Wivenhoe Group completed similar Vulnerability Assessments utilizing Sandia National Laboratories’ RAM-W or RAM-Lite methodologies for the following clients:
- CITY OF BETHLEHEM, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
- CITY OF WILMINGTON, Wilmington, Delaware
- CITY OF ATLANTA, Atlanta, Georgia
- AVON LAKES WATER AUTHORITY, Avon Lakes, Ohio
- CITY OF BUFFALO, Buffalo, New York
- CITY OF LAFAYETTE, Lafayette, Indiana
- CITY OF NIAGARA, Niagara, New York
- CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH, West Palm Beach, Florida
- GRAND FORKS WATER AUTHORITY, Grand Forks, North Dakota
- CITY OF OKALOOSA, Okaloosa, Florida
- LEE COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY, Lee County, Florida
- UPPER LORAINE COUNTY WATER, Loraine County, Ohio
- JERSEY CITY WATER DEPARTMENT, Jersey City, New Jersey
- WESTCHESTER COUNTY WATER, Westchester County, New York
- MICHIGAN CITY WATER DEPT., Michigan City, Indiana
- CITY OF LAUDERHILL WATER DEPT., Lauderhill, Florida
- DELAWARE COUNTY WATER DEPT., Delaware County, Ohio
- COLLEGE STATE WATER AUTHORITY, College State, Texas
- CITY OF MIAMI BEACH WATER DEPT., Miami, Florida
- CITY OF BAYONNE WATER DEPT., Bayonne, New Jersey
- STAFFORD TOWNSHIP WATER, Stafford, New Jersey
- CITY OF WILDWOOD WATER, Wildwood, New Jersey
- PT. PLEASANT BEACH WATER, Pt. Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
- PT. PLEASANT BORO WATER, Pt. Pleasant Boro, New Jersey
- LOWER TOWNSHIP WATER DEPT., Lower Township, New Jersey
- PRASA WATER DIVISION, San Juan, Puerto Rico
(Carried-out RAM-Lite VA’s for 106 Water Districts in Puerto Rico)
Wivenhoe Group also provided Managing Consultant Reviews for the following clients:
- MIAMI-DADE WATER AUTHORITY, Miami, Florida
- CITY OF BIRMINGHAM WATER DEPT., Birmingham, Alabama
- NORTH MIAMI WATER DEPT., North Miami, Florida
- CITY OF JASPER WATER AUTHORITY, Jasper, South Carolina
- CITY OF DALLAS WATER DEPT., Dallas, Texas
- CITY OF THOUSAND OAKS WATER DEPT., Thousand Oaks, California
PASSAIC VALLEY WATER AUTHORITY, Totowa, New Jersey:
Wivenhoe Group responded to an urgent request by client to assess Chlorine Gas Storage area, and to provide immediate recommendations on appropriate security measures.
Client accepted recommendations, and further asked Wivenhoe Group in conjunction with major engineering group, to proceed with Security Design and Bid Preparation work for recommended new security system.
Systems included High Security Perimeter Fence, Security Management (Electronic Access Control and Point Monitoring) system, CCTV Camera Surveillance both Exterior and Interior, Vehicle Restraint system, new Security Command Center, and Security Communications.
METROPOLITAN WATER AUTHORITY, Hartford, Connecticut:
Existing CCTV Camera Surveillance System Survey and Assessment, Security Design Criteria, Engineering and Design, and Bid Preparation for Main Water Treatment Facility.
Working with major engineering group, carried-out a complete of all existing CCTV Camera Surveillance equipment being used at main facility, and recommended total upgrade to existing system including exterior and interior cameras, recording and monitoring equipment, and central monitoring console.
Design of new system included full integration with future security management system, and process control system, as well as meeting requirements for single operator function with automatic response features linked to ERP procedures.
Wastewater Industry Projects:
DEPT. OF SANITATION, CITY OF NEW YORK – Manhattan, New York:
Risk Assessment, Security Design Criteria, Engineering and Design, Bid Document Preparation for the Freshkills Landfill, Staten Island
Working with a major engineering group, Wivenhoe Group undertook an assessment of security problems at the then World’s largest landfill (Site has now been closed), and presented written recommendations on overall security at the site.
Upon complete acceptance of the recommendations, Wivenhoe Group then completed a comprehensive security design that involved an extensive Security Management System utilizing proximity card readers, and biometric devices, CCTV camera surveillance that included a large Perimeter Camera System, and Vehicle Tracking System, Central Command Center, Security Intercom System, Perimeter Intrusion System, and Vehicle Restraint System. System design criteria included operation in particularly adverse weather and social environment conditions (eg., Perimeter cameras had to be protected against people attempting to shoot-out the cameras).
The totally integrated security system was also designed for operation by a single operator with automatic programming to alert key staff of an event.
PASSAIC VALLEY SEWERAGE COMMITTEE, Newark, New Jersey:
The initial project was to carry-out a Risk Assessment of the main sewerage treatment plant together with several remote facilities, and present a report on findings and recommendations. The sizeable report was accepted in its entirety. Based on the Risk Assessment report, Wivenhoe Group then carried-out an extensive security engineering design incorporating a new, integrated Security Management system, CCTV Camera Surveillance, Fiber Optic Communications throughout the main facility, Vehicle Identification and Tracking systems, and a new Security Command Center. This project also included assisting the client with Bidder Selection, and Construction Administration to ensure that the contractor supplied and installed the various systems correctly.
Based on the success of the first two projects, the client also awarded a plant-wide, centrally monitored Fire Alarm system to Wivenhoe Group in association with the major Engineering Group that Wivenhoe Group was working with.