SCADA and Automation Solutions and Insight For Utility Managers

  1. Automation 101: Open Loop Control
    12/8/2014

    There is no argument that automation can be very expensive and that we have a fiduciary responsibility to our clients to provide the most economical solution possible. Every output, every input, every facet of your automation design will cost you something. There are no free rides, not even for us. But in our zest for cost savings, in our endless quest to make bricks without straw, we can quite easily short change ourselves.

  2. ProjectWise’s Geospatial Management Extends Searchability Of Philadelphia Water Documents
    12/1/2015

    The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is a municipal utility providing a population of nearly 1.7 million people in three eastern Pennsylvania counties with integrated water, wastewater, and stormwater services. The utility is responsible for planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the necessary infrastructure.

  3. Wastewater Plant Streamlines Process Monitoring
    7/13/2018

    In its quest to gain greater remote accessibility and increase ease of use, a progressive sewerage authority elects to think outside the traditional SCADA box.

  4. 4 Trends For Water Infrastructure Longevity And Conservation In 2016
    10/22/2015

    Looking back on 2015, severe droughts, flat budgets, and insights on decreased reading system life have affected the way utility managers make decisions about water metering systems. As utilities plan for 2016, managers should consider four key water metering technology trends predicted to help utilities meet their water management initiatives in 2016 and beyond

  5. Water Treatment Plant Data Management Improved With Opworks Web-Based Program
    6/23/2017

    The City of Eden Prairie, Minnesota recently updated its data management processes at the water treatment plant, with a goal of increased efficiency for everyone from operators to management. The Eden Prairie Water Treatment Plant draws from a groundwater supply to serve a population of 63,000 people, with a total of 18,000 water user connections. The plant primarily uses lime softening for treatment.   

  6. What The Water Sector Could Learn From The Electric Side
    3/17/2015

    Each year, the nation wastes an estimated two trillion gallons, or about 14 to 18 percent, of its treated water through leaks alone. That’s a lot of water – enough to fill over three million Olympic-size swimming pools.

  7. The Free Pathway To The Smart Grid For Water
    9/20/2016

    The water sector is undergoing structural shifts that will demand changes to the way in which we operate if we are to meet our water challenges in the future.  Water volatility is increasing. 

  8. The Future Of Water Management
    3/16/2017

    To minimize losses and address mounting concerns, the water industry is now adopting advanced sensor and communications solutions designed specifically for “smart” Internet of Things (IoT) water management. In large part, the move toward implementing smart water solutions is being driven by stricter government compliance requirements, the evolution of smart cities, and the need for water conservation.

  9. 12 Monitoring Applications That Will Keep A Finger On The Pulse Of Your Water Distribution System
    7/16/2014

     “You can’t manage what you don’t monitor”, an adage first attributed to Lord Kelvin applies to practically everything, including water distribution systems.

  10. The Full SCADA Deal: The Benefits Of Adopting A Complete SCADA System Over A Sophisticated RTU-Based Solution
    5/14/2014

    For over a decade, The Bahamas Water and Sewerage Company (BWSC) faced significant service challenges on the Island of New Providence. These included a lack of centralized monitoring and control for the island’s primary water treatment and distribution system, as well as limited reporting, alarming and remote access.