SCADA and Automation Solutions and Insight For Utility Managers

  1. 6 Ways A CMMS Drives Productivity In Water Treatment Plants

    Managing a water treatment facility that houses hundreds of assets can get downright complex and time-consuming, to say the least. Fortunately, modern technology makes it much easier to improve the efficiency of maintenance operations while reducing downtimes.

  2. Robertson County Water Supply Corporation Adopts VTScada Software

    Serving just over 16,000 residents in eastern Texas, the Robertson County Water Supply Corporation (RCWSC) operates a small rural water system with five water plants, four wells, one booster pump station, and approximately 350 miles of PVC pipe. In December of 2014, their systems integrator, Express Electric, recommended that they adopt VTScada software from Trihedral to remotely monitor and control their plants.

  3. Water Treatment for Industrial Reuse

    By making hypochlorite solution only as needed, the compact Constant Chlor unit brings efficiency, consistency to water reuse system.

  4. Remote Diagnostics Will Reduce Service Costs And Increase Uptime Of Filtration Systems

    Filtration OEMs can use built-in device diagnostics to monitor and maintain automation component performance.

  5. The Many Faces Of SCADA

    For over a decade, utilities have turned to supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems to monitor and control their remote infrastructure. By Christopher Little

  6. WIMS Offers A Winning Solution In Columbia, SC

    Back in 2012, the City Of Columbia made the decision to update its OPS SQL software to Hach WIMS (water information management system). The old software was not only sitting idle, but was also out of date. The reasons for updating and implementing the software were many but can be summarized with the two primary goals: To collect the data into a central database that is easily accessible and to create a dashboard from which the rotating operations teams or management could quickly understand what was happening. After more than a year of coordinating Metro management and staff, Hach WIMS support staff, and city IT staff, WIMS began to take shape.

  7. All-in-One SCADA

    Serving roughly 35,000 people, the Town of Natick Water/Sewer Division remotely monitors 2 water reservoirs, 32 sewer lift stations and 2 drinking water treatment plants. By Chris Little

  8. Automated Wireless Monitoring Of Wastewater Collection Systems

    Telog Instruments, Inc. offers a comprehensive remote monitoring system, Telogers, for wastewater collection system operators. Telogers provides an automated system of collecting, archiving, analyzing, presenting, reporting and sharing data from collection system remote assets such as flow meters, rain gauges, CSO/SSO surcharge sensors, lift stations, pretreatment water quality, air quality, and pressure sensors.

  9. Impulse Detection Leads To Mitigation Of Pressure Events

    Water hammer events can result in service issues for utilities, as the sudden increase in pressure can contribute to pipe fatigue, eventually causing pipe failure—a costly situation for municipalities. 

  10. Water And Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure Opportunities

    There is little doubt that America’s infrastructure is aging, and in some cases, operating well beyond its originally intended lifespan. With labor costs representing up to half of the cost of pipe replacement, the key to cost-effective water and wastewater utility strategies revolves as much around labor-saving installation efficiency as it does around the physical performance of a particular material. Here is a look at historic failure rates, causes, and factors to consider when replacing existing water distribution and sewer networks.