Wastewater Measurement White Papers and Case Studies

  1. Bulk Emergency Chlorine Vapor Scrubber System Restored For Oklahoma City

    As a bulk emergency chlorine vapor scrubber system approached the end of its anticipated 20-year useful life, the city engaged Integrity Municipal Systems, LLC (IMS) inspected the equipment and proposed a system refurbishment plan that would ensure proper system performance and safe storage of the 30,000 gallons of corrosive caustic soda contained within it.

  2. What Happens When Your SCADA Server Buys The Farm?

    Scenario 1: It is 3 am and you are fast asleep at home in your bed. At your office across town, the server that monitors and controls your critical water and wastewater infrastructure goes offline. Maybe, the hard drive failed or the power supply died. Perhaps it just lost connection to the network. Regardless, all polling, logging, monitoring and alarming have ceased. What happens next?

  3. Modernize Your Mobile Operation

    The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati’s Wastewater Collection Division manages 3,000 miles of main sewer line and services some 200,000 individual customer sewer laterals and accounts that cover nearly 1 million residents and businesses. When things go wrong with those pipes, the division hears about it from customers loud and clear.

  4. SCADA Conversion Without Down Time
    How a SC utility replaced their SCADA central without service interruption or a steep learning curve. By Jay Nicholson and Chris Little
  5. VTScada And OpWorks Provide Advanced Wastewater Reporting And Analysis

    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. Using SCADA To Find Hidden Problems And Solutions

    Ocean Isle Beach is a small island community on the southeast coast of North Carolina. Only about five-hundred people live there year round, but during the summer months its beautiful beaches draw almost ten times that number. This poses unique challenges for the town's wastewater utility who must handle this extreme seasonal spike in usage.

  7. Remote Monitoring Solves Overflow And Lost Data Problems

    In London, Ontario, an aging combined sewer system created flooding issues, and the city’s outdated monitoring system provided unreliable and inconsistent data to indicate why. By installing a remote monitoring system, engineers were able to determine the exact source of the overflow problems. In this case study, find out how the implementation of wireless flow meters can lower operations and maintenance costs.

  8. Ashley Valley Water & Sewer Improvement District Relies On FPI Mag Flow Meter To Comply With Allocation Quota

    Ashley Valley Water & Sewer Improvement District (AVWSID) serves rural county residents who live outside the city of Vernal, Utah.

  9. Case Study: YSI Multiparameter Instruments Assist In Storm Water And Combined Sewer Overflow Monitoring
    The city of Indianapolis, Indiana has been monitoring surface water quality of the White River and its tributaries since 1991. Each year the Indianapolis Office of Environmental Services (OES) collects nearly 6,000 samples from 27 locations. Two specialized programs, Continuous Dissolved Oxygen and Critical DO, are designed to collect data during periods when the potential exists for dissolved oxygen problems
  10. AZ Utility Breaks New Ground In Water Reuse With Help From VTScada Software

    The Fountain Hills Sanitary District (FHSD) provides wastewater treatment for over 13,000 homes and businesses. In addition to supplying the town’s namesake fountain, its treated water irrigates local golf courses and parks. In 2000, the utility developed an innovative way to make up the short-fall during the dryer less populated summer. By Christopher Little