San Diego Metropolitan Wastewater Department (MWWD) Located in San Diego
In 1994, Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions was selected by the City of San Diego's Metropolitan Wastewater Department for the Central Operations Management Network (COMNET) project -- a massive $1.4 billion dollar effort to upgrade its primary treatment facilities and construct two water reclamation plants, a sludge processing facility, and an operations center. COMNET uses process control technology from Westinghouse Process Control to coordinate operations at more than 200 locations over 450 sq. miles, including the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant, North City Water Reclamation Plant, the Metro Biosolids Center, numerous pump stations in the San Diego area, and later this year, South Bay, a fourth water reclamation plant. Integrated on a 26-mile Ovation network, the City of San Diego COMNET project is one of the world's largest integrated information management systems for a wastewater application.