SCADA & Automation Case Studies and White Papers

  1. Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power Uses GIS To Improve Water Incident Management
    12/3/2015

    While utilities use sophisticated systems to supply clean water as well as collect and treat wastewater, the effort to manage incidents and outages leaves room for improvement. Water utilities often rely on manual processes to handle customer reports of leaks, loss-of-service or quality issues.

  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. Sabesp Improves The Anhangabaú Sewer Collection System Below Projected Cost
    12/1/2015

    Sabesp provides water to and collects sewage from over half of the cities in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, including São Paulo the state capital and the country’s largest city. The utility is currently in the process of upgrading the Anhangabaú sewer system, which consists of 122.88 kilometers of sewer conduit network, with 1,749 manholes and 14,832 household connections serving an estimated 400,000 inhabitants.

  4. Los Osos Water Recycling Facility Manages High Volume Of RFIs And Submittals
    12/1/2015

    The Los Osos Water Recycling Facility is the final phase of the Los Osos Wastewater Project (LOWWP). The new 13-acre, USD 48 million facility will service the city of Los Osos’ new wastewater collection system, which includes sewer and recycled water lines, sewer laterals, pump stations, and leach fields. Prior to the new collection system and recycling facility, the entire city relied on a septic system. When completed, the new recycling facility and wastewater system will be operated and maintained by the County of San Luis Obispo, Calif.

  5. VTScada And OpWorks Provide Advanced Wastewater Reporting And Analysis
    11/17/2015

    Rapid City is the second-largest city in South Dakota, serving over 72,000 residents. Their Water Reclamation Department treats nearly 3.5 billion gallons of wastewater annually.

  6. On The Rise: Quality Of Water, Quality Of Life — From Northeast U.S. To Central Africa
    11/11/2015

    Bbanda is a small rural village of about 1,100 people in southern central Uganda, located 45 minutes from the closest town of Mityana. There is no electricity or reliable source of drinking water. But thanks to the work of some engineering students, that’s about to change.

  7. A Case For Wireless M2M Technology: Sangamon Valley Public Water District
    10/15/2015

    Wireless M2M Communication technology can positively impact operations at a water treatment facility by improving efficiency through automated processes.

  8. E-Coder® And R900® RF Help Data Go Deeper In Ventura County
    8/21/2015

    The majority of the water in the city of Simi Valley, California, is provided by Ventura County Waterworks District 8, serving approximately 26,000 metered connections — 22,000 of which are now read by Neptune’s R900® System.

  9. Neptune’s R450™ System Helps Get Feet Off The Streets Of Laredo
    8/21/2015

    The city of Laredo, Texas, had been walking to read its 67,543 water meters – 59,138 residential and 8,405 commercial accounts – using a manual method that took up to ten staff on the streets nearly an entire month to read to meet a monthly billing schedule. With the dawn of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems, the City began their search for the right metering solution for the department’s needs.

  10. Field And Office Technologies Improve Stormwater Systems
    8/20/2015

    Although the city of Bozeman, Montana’s stormwater system has been silently producing front-page news for decades, it has typically only flowed into the spotlight because of an incident or an emergency.