SCADA & AUTOMATION RESOURCES
Harnessing The Power Of Data For On-Time And On-Budget Water Projects
When it comes to designing and constructing water and wastewater treatment plants, predictable outcomes are a crucial element for project management teams. Accurately monitoring a project’s schedule and budget is critical to successful delivery.
Digital Transformation Drives Operational Efficiency At Riverside Public Utilities
Riverside, CA, had a wealth of data, but in 30 separate systems, and reporting was time-intensive. Their solution was to integrate all real-time and operational data into the PI System, and create dashboards and automated reports for deeper and faster data access. Read the full case study to learn more.
Optimizing Automation And Controls Improves Operations And Minimizes Maintenance
The Suffolk County Department of Public Works in Long Island, New York, boasts 26 sewage treatment plants and sewer districts, over 80 pumping stations, and more than 1,250 miles of sewers. The plants range in size from 35,00 gallons per day up to 30.5 million gallons per day. Suffolk County sought to upgrade its SCADA system in an effort to leverage smart technology and data analytics to optimize processes and lower operating costs.
Reducing Water Waste And Increasing Reuse With Remote Monitoring And Control
Now more than ever, it’s time to explore circular water management solutions to prevent loss of the world’s most valuable resource.
COVID-19 And Wastewater Utilities
Today, the world is facing unprecedented circumstances that are affecting every single sector and the water service is no exception. Although there is still more research to be done, this article has collected the currently available information to highlight how wastewater utilities have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, this article will attempt to look at the outbreak’s impact on utilities, the potential hazards, and the predominant solution.
Digital Transformation In Water: 9 Success Factors
Climate change, urban population growth, aging infrastructure, budgetary constraints, and increasing regulatory pressure are some of the many challenges U.S. water utilities face. Utility executives are forced to address them in creative and cost-effective ways.
Chicopee Rural Water District Measures With Electronic Water Meters
Chicopee Rural Water District has a rich history in the rural water community; Chicopee is the first-ever rural water district in the state of Kansas and second in the nation. In 2015, the water district decided to update their system by installing electronic water meters. “We talked extensively with three different smart water meter suppliers,” says Jerry Lomshek, Vice Chair of the board and district bookkeeper for Chicopee Rural Water District. “Together with our operator, Ed Thompson, we recommended the Kamstrup meter reading system to the board, and they agreed and approved it.” With the accurate flowIQ® water meter, it eliminates the need for re-reads.
City Of Magnolia Improves Meter Reading Process
The City of Magnolia is a historical railroad town with the charm of small town USA. Its growing economy allows and promotes community improvements. When it came to the city’s water meters, the water department had a challenge that often comes along with older cities–meters that are in hard-to-reach or difficult-to-find locations.
Abbottstown Retrofitted A Flow-Through System With An AquaSBR® System To Meet Stringent Effluent Requirements
The Abbottstown-Paradise Joint Sewer Authority was incorporated in 1973 and utilized a continuous flow activated sludge system with an average daily design flow of 0.21 MGD. At that time the plant was only required to reduce total suspended solids (TSS) and effuent ammonia to required levels to serve the area population of about 2000. Due to urban growth and increased storm flow runoffs, the plant was in need of an expansion and upgrade by the late 1990s.
Applying Data-as-a-Service To The Wastewater Sector
A major concern with real-time monitoring networks is the accuracy and reliability of data. In 2017, the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) surveyed 23 global water utilities about their Big Data management practices as part of a Water Research Foundation (WRF) study, including their barriers to adoption.