SCADA & Automation Resources

  1. WSSC Achieves Over 60% Reduction In Hydraulic Plan Review for Water And Wastewater Systems
    12/1/2016

    Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Development Services Group reviews hydraulic plans for approximately 160 proposed development plans per year. This includes water and sewer system extensions as well as approximately 172 small-site utility plans (commercial private systems) that connect to the existing water and sewer network in two large Maryland counties.

  2. Aqua+ Increases Plant Control System Design Speed By 50 Percent With Promis.e
    11/1/2016

    Khabarovsk Municipal Unitary Enterprise “Vodocanal” (Khabarovsk Vodocanal) provides water supply and sewerage facilities for the city of Khabarovsk in Russia’s Far East Federal District. As part of a program to shift from surface to underground water sources, Khabarovsk Vodocanal constructed the RUB 10 billion Tunguska Groundwater Intake Facilities to deliver 106,000 cubic meters per day (m3/d) of water to the city of Khabarovsk.

  3. Prolagos Designs Water Distribution System Delivering Energy Savings And Revenue Gains
    11/1/2016

    Prolagos, a subsidiary of Aegea Group, is responsible for providing water and sewerage services to five municipalities in Região dos Lagos, Rio de Janeiro. Prolagos manages a total water network encompassing 2,000 kilometers of distribution pipelines and accommodates for variable seasonal fluctuations ranging from 400,000 to almost 2 million inhabitants at the peak of the tourist season.

  4. Shanghai Investigation Sets BIM Standard On Ningbo Yongxin’s Urban Flood Control Project
    11/1/2016

    In response to the devastation from a 2013 typhoon that caused the Yongxin and Yongjiang rivers in Ningbo, China to overflow, Ningbo Raw Water Group Ltd. commissioned the detailed design and construction of a CNY 178 million emergency sluice pump. The pump would provide flood control measures and mitigate future flood losses to improve urban infrastructure services within the Zhejiang province. To avoid the risk of additional flooding from another typhoon, the Raw Water Group required the urban flood control project to be delivered in a demanding eight-month schedule—a process that would ordinarily take 24 months to complete.

  5. The Advantages Of Automating Wastewater Treatment
    10/1/2016

    Wastewater treatment operations are beginning to embrace the power of automation. How can it help? And how is it implemented?

  6. Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Brings More Reliable Water Operations Clearly Into Focus
    9/26/2016

    Learn about the advantages and implementation of AMI from experts who are making “smarter water” a reality.

  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. Special Gas Chlorination System Replaces Tablet System At WWTP, Providing Enhanced Safety Needed For Gas Option, While Cutting Chemical Costs
    9/1/2016

    The district manager for the Pinetop-Lakeside Sanitary District (AZ) reports that a special gas chlorination system, featuring unique components and controls, and manufacturer-supplied service, has effectively replaced a chlorine tablet system.

  9. Is It Time To Start Worrying About Treatment Plant Hackers?
    8/23/2016

    Treatment plant control systems are more vulnerable to computer hacks than ever before. What should utilities be doing to prepare themselves?

  10. A Flight Simulator For Treatment Facilities: The New Frontier For Modeling Complete Treatment Plant Operations
    8/19/2016

    Inconsistent water availability, reduced capital and operational budgets and tightening regulations are posing real challenges for our water conveyance and treatment infrastructure today.