The key imperatives of wastewater and storm water management include ensuring compliance with environmental regulations at the lowest total cost. This task is becoming more difficult with stronger and more variable wet weather incidents, deteriorating infrastructure, intensifying inflow and infiltration issues, and more complex constituents in wastewater (e.g. wet wipes, microbeads) requiring new mitigation measures. At the same time, the wastewater treatment process remains extremely energy intensive and vulnerable to shifting volumes and concentration of wastewater influent.
In an effort to deal with these dynamic issues in an affordable way, utility managers are challenging traditional mitigation strategies that rely only on building expensive new infrastructure, and instead leveraging the power of decision intelligence to optimize the use of existing assets.