Manage the Urban Watershed

Reduce the cost of safely reclaiming wastewater.

The key imperatives of wastewater and storm water management include ensuring compliance with environmental regulations at the lowest total cost. This task is becoming more difficult with stronger and more variable wet weather incidents, deteriorating infrastructure, intensifying inflow and infiltration issues, and more complex constituents in wastewater (e.g. wet wipes, microbeads) requiring new mitigation measures.

At the same time, the wastewater treatment process remains extremely energy intensive and vulnerable to shifting volumes and concentration of wastewater influent. In an effort to deal with these dynamic issues in an affordable way, utility managers are challenging traditional mitigation strategies that rely only on building expensive new infrastructure, and instead leveraging the power of decision intelligence to optimize the use of existing assets.

Wastewater management has improved over the years but continues to rely on incremental improvements in technologies that are decades old and often highly inefficient. Key approaches to addressing emerging challenges include:

  • Combined sewer separation or the construction of tanks and deep tunnels to manage wet weather flows

  • Scheduled sewer cleaning; gravity sewer CCTV inspection to assess sources of inflow and infiltration and identify blockages

  • Regular maintenance schedules for wastewater pumps at lift stations

  • Aeration to saturation in secondary wastewater treatment to ensure proper digestion or control logic based on dissolved oxygen set points

Download our brochure to learn how your utility can harness the power of decision intelligence to manage the urban watershed.

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