The Challenge to Utilities

As an operator of a water or wastewater utility you have a lot on your plate. Not only are you required to provide reliable and affordable water and wastewater services, you must also be compliant with a number of government regulations and ensure that your operations are sustainable.

Water utilities require more efficient methods of engineering, optimization of energy supply, and contextualized compliance monitoring as they seek to expand availability of water to the general population at an affordable price.

Global challenges abound. How can engineers create and reticulate clean and affordable water and wastewater services in developing countries using standard technologies? How can engineers balance the new cost equation between energy and water quality that energy-hungry reclaiming and desalination technologies introduce? What intelligent infrastructure is available to allow automation vendors to deliver real-time data in for multi-user operations decision-making?

Serving a population of around 1 million people, the department manages an average daily flow of 60 million gallons of water.
Rod Graupmann
SCADA Manager / Pima County, Tres Rios Facility
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Using an HMI SCADA solution based on Situational Awareness and IntelaTrac, the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department provides management and maintenance of the county’s sanitary sewer system.