Category: Blog Updates

VIDEO: SEE HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS IMPACTING CITY SEWERS

VIDEO: SEE HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS IMPACTING CITY SEWERS

Meteorological science indicates that we can expect more severe weather patterns due to climate change. Whether it’s a hurricane, tornado or flash flood these elements wreak havoc on our sewer systems. When sewage spills into local streets and waterways, it exacerbates greenhouse gas emissions. In less than 45 secs this video captures how […]

GIFTING: The Best Gifts for a Wastewater Warrior

GIFTING: The Best Gifts for a Wastewater Warrior

Buying a holiday gift for the wastewater warrior in your world may seem daunting, but fear not: SmartCover has you covered. We’ve assembled an assortment of gift ideas, ranging from humorous to downright tough. Whether you’re shopping for a seasoned veteran or a future sewer hero, this selection is bound to make […]

READ: How SmartCover is playing a role with this smart city of the South 

READ: How SmartCover is playing a role with this smart city of the South 

Charlotte Water (CLTW) is recognized as the largest water/wastewater provider in the Carolinas with 4,474 miles of water and 4,467 miles of sewer pipe, nearly 114,000 manholes and approximately 265,000 residential and business connections. Preventing sanitary sewer overflows (SSO) is a major consideration for the environment, public health and adherence […]

GET READY: 3G CELLULAR GOING AWAY SOON | IS YOUR SEWER MONITORING PREPARED?

GET READY: 3G CELLULAR GOING AWAY SOON | IS YOUR SEWER MONITORING PREPARED?

Mobile carriers are shutting down their 3G networks to make room for more advanced network services. This may impact your sewer monitoring — EXCEPT if you have a SmartCover system.  The satellite network we use for data transmission is the most resilient communications backbone on the market. Our system uses a Low-Earth Orbiting (LEO) […]

READ: Kelowna BC Avoids Flooding & Rotten Egg Smell | Municipal Sewer & Water | 2021

READ: Kelowna BC Avoids Flooding & Rotten Egg Smell | Municipal Sewer & Water | 2021

The versatility of SmartCover is on display throughout the Canadian city of Kelowna – otherwise known as the “Napa of the North.” The City is using their system to monitor a network of creek diversion weirs to stay ahead of blockage and prevent flooding. Using a specialized sewer sensor, they […]

READ: How Bayonne Coped with Sandy and Prepared for Future Storms | Oct 2021

READ: How Bayonne Coped with Sandy and Prepared for Future Storms | Oct 2021

New Jersey cities learned a few things after surviving multiple hurricanes. In the wake of Hurricane Ida and 9th anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, officials in Bayonne, NJ outline sewer and storm upgrades — including the addition of SmartCover to their preparations. Read article here

NEWS: SMARTCOVER JOINS ESRI PARTNER NETWORK | FALL 2021

NEWS: SMARTCOVER JOINS ESRI PARTNER NETWORK | FALL 2021

As a member of the Esri Silver Partner Network, SmartCover is using many of Esri’s built-in spatial analysis tools combined with our proprietary workflows to model sewer spill probability, consequence, and ultimately spill risk within a collection system. This involves integrating various authoritative and customer data — such as waterways and hospitals […]

READ: Antioch on the Move | Antioch, CA | Oct 2021

READ: Antioch on the Move | Antioch, CA | Oct 2021

Sanitary sewer overflows, also known as SSOs, are one of the main challenges for a wastewater crew on a daily basis. As pioneers in remote sewer monitoring, our technology was specifically engineered to address this issue. We are proud to see cities like Antioch, CA achieve a 53% decrease in […]

ATTEND: WEFTEC 2021 | OCT 16-20, 2021 | CHICAGO

ATTEND: WEFTEC 2021 | OCT 16-20, 2021 | CHICAGO

SmartCover is going to be at WEFTEC in Chicago from October 17-20. We hope to see you there! Be sure to join us at the — INNOVATION PAVILION MONDAY | OCT 18, 2021 4:00pm ET | 3:00pm CT | 1:00pm PT “Overcoming Resistance to Digital Adoption” Corey Williams, President & […]

LISTEN: Turnkey Technology to Pinpoint and Rank I&I in Collection Systems

LISTEN: Turnkey Technology to Pinpoint and Rank I&I in Collection Systems

Join the Reline LIVE podcast with Cassie Jordan, CEO, Pipe Reline Solutions and Brogan Quist, Regional Manager, SmartCover for a lively chat about equipping wastewater workers with the right tools to pinpoint inflow and infiltration (I&I) for targeted sewer pipe repairs and replacement. DATE: Th/September 30, 2021 TIME: 11:30am -12:00pm ET […]

ATTEND: NAWC Water Summit | Resilience in Recovery | Oct 3-5, 2021 Chicago, IL

ATTEND: NAWC Water Summit | Resilience in Recovery | Oct 3-5, 2021 Chicago, IL

Join us from October 3-5 for the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) 2021 Water Summit — the premier event for investor-owned, state regulated water and wastewater utilities. Hear from SmartCover CEO about emerging and innovative technologies that may be employed to support the water infrastructure systems of the future. Immediately followed by keynote […]

Join SmartCover on Coastal Clean Up Day – September 18

Join SmartCover on Coastal Clean Up Day – September 18

Every year, SmartCover joins thousands of volunteers across the globe on Coastal Cleanup Day to help remove trash and plastic pollution at local beaches and waterways. Contact us today to join our team. Or, click a link below to learn more and find out how to get involved in your community: I […]

READ: ADVANCING SMART TECH FOR SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE, AN INTERVIEW WITH SMARTCOVER CEO

READ: ADVANCING SMART TECH FOR SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE, AN INTERVIEW WITH SMARTCOVER CEO

Water industry veteran Corey Williams is determined to move the sector forward with smart technology innovation that has positive financial and environmental impacts for utilities and their customers. As SmartCover’s new CEO, he’s building a strategy to take the leading, cost-saving, sewer monitoring software company to the next level. READ […]

READ: SMART CITY TECHNOLOGY IN AN ERA OF TRANSFORMATION

READ: SMART CITY TECHNOLOGY IN AN ERA OF TRANSFORMATION

You know the classic arcade game — a mole comes out from the hole, and you try to hit it quickly back down with your hammer so you can get to the next one before your time runs out. The game embodies what collection system operators have faced for ages. Data-driven analytics & smart […]

READ: WSJ article – In Their Own Words With XPV Water Partners’ David Henderson

READ: WSJ article – In Their Own Words With XPV Water Partners’ David Henderson

David Henderson, managing partner at XPV Water Partners, shares his thoughts on what lies ahead for the water-infrastructure sector. Real-assets investments have attracted growing interest among institutional investors in recent years, thanks partly to concerns over inflation risk, low yields in traditional bond markets and a mounting inventory of deteriorating […]

READ: ASCE REPORT CARD FOR AMERICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE | 2021

READ: ASCE REPORT CARD FOR AMERICA’S INFRASTRUCTURE | 2021

A critical component that influences the well-being of any community is its system for removing and treating wastewater for the protection of human and environmental health. Wastewater infrastructure includes a network of sewer pipes that collect and carry household, business, and industrial effluents to wastewater treatment systems. Growing urban environments signal […]

ATTEND: Water Finance Virtual Conference | AUGUST 19 | 2pm ET

ATTEND: Water Finance Virtual Conference | AUGUST 19 | 2pm ET

How condition assessment technologies can directly impact asset management & capital planning. This insightful panel discussion will shed light on the intersection of technology and capital planning. Date: Th/August 19, 2021 Time:  02:00 – 03:00pm ET Moderated by: Greg Baird, President, Water Finance Research Foundation Panelists: Reid McDougall, Vice President of Assessment Services, […]

READ: When You’re Responsible for Sewer Spills, Working Smarter Isn’t A Catchphrase | NC Currents | Summer 2021

READ: When You’re Responsible for Sewer Spills, Working Smarter Isn’t A Catchphrase | NC Currents | Summer 2021

For Charlotte Water, the largest public water and wastewater utility in the Carolinas, serving more than a million customers, working smarter, not harder isn’t a catchphrase – it’s a necessity.  The goal of the utility’s Asset Management group was to reduce the amount of cleaning performed on clean pipe. Pg. […]

ATTEND: Protect Water We Will | August 9-12, 2021 | Las Vegas, NV

ATTEND: Protect Water We Will | August 9-12, 2021 | Las Vegas, NV

Join us in Vegas for the 36th annual TriState Seminar. Since 1985, Tri-State Seminar LLC (TSS) has been providing affordable, high quality education to water and wastewater operators from the Western U.S. through an annual seminar designed to provide professional development, continuing education, and technology transfer to support the vision and missions […]

WATCH: H2S MONITORING: ODOR & CORROSION MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES, JULY 2021

WATCH: H2S MONITORING: ODOR & CORROSION MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES, JULY 2021

Video recording of a virtual panel designed to take you through the supply chain as it relates to the latest strategies for managing Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) affecting a collection system. The program addresses root cause, asset management, monitoring techniques, maintenance, and early warning best practices featuring the following H2S experts: […]

ATTEND: One Water Technical Conference & Expo | July 26-29 | Cincinnati, OH

ATTEND: One Water Technical Conference & Expo | July 26-29 | Cincinnati, OH

SmartCover Channel Partner Advance Instruments is hosting a booth at One Water Ohio, a joint effort between the Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA) and the Ohio Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). One Water Ohio is a 4 day technical conference for Ohio’s Water Professionals. Attendees can expect daily technical programs […]

ATTEND: NACWA Utility Leadership Virtual Event | July 20-21

ATTEND: NACWA Utility Leadership Virtual Event | July 20-21

ATTEND: NACWA Utility Leadership Virtual Event | July 20-21 | ET Join us for NACWA’s 2021 Utility Leadership Virtual Event and connect with fellow utility executives and other water sector colleagues to discuss and learn more about today’s critical issues and how utility leaders are responding – with featured panelist Corey Williams, […]

READ: SmartCover’s H2S monitoring solution, H2Scents, makes Municipal Sewer & Water Product News, June 2021

READ: SmartCover’s H2S monitoring solution, H2Scents, makes Municipal Sewer & Water Product News, June 2021

The H2S monitoring app from SmartCover has a range of 0 to 1,000 ppm and 1 ppm resolution. Adjustable alarm settings allow for faster response when high H2S levels are detected, and calibrated sensors ship automatically every 90 days. No confined-space installation with manhole covers, lift stations and treatment plant biofilters. The app can overlay H2S with level, […]

ATTEND: H2S Monitoring: Odor & Corrosion Management Best Practices

ATTEND: H2S Monitoring: Odor & Corrosion Management Best Practices

This is a limited access virtual panel designed to take you through the supply chain as it relates to the latest strategies for managing Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) affecting a collection system. The 60 min program addresses root cause, asset management, monitoring techniques, maintenance, and early warning best practices featuring the […]

ATTEND: MID-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE OF REGULATORY UTILITIES COMMISSIONERS (MACRUC)

ATTEND: MID-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE OF REGULATORY UTILITIES COMMISSIONERS (MACRUC)

26th Annual Education Conference Policy, Process, and People | June 27 – 30, 2021 Click here for more information. Tuesday| June 29 | 11:30 – 12:05 pm ET | Online Conserve Energy: Find & Plug Leaky Pipes and Avoid Disaster Moderator: Hon. Mary-Anna Holden, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Commissioner […]

READ: Kelowna, Canada Deploys High-Tech Sewer Monitoring System

READ: Kelowna, Canada Deploys High-Tech Sewer Monitoring System

All of Kelowna, B.C.’s wastewater operations need to be managed as efficiently as possible with relatively limited staff resources. At the same time, operations need to accommodate a rapidly growing population and address new challenges, such as monitoring. Read the full article in ES&E Magazine’s June 2021 issue

READ: Wastewater/Stormwater Partnership Highlights Progress In Pinellas County, FL

READ: Wastewater/Stormwater Partnership Highlights Progress In Pinellas County, FL

Since installation in April 2021, SmartCover has generated nine (9) automated alerts showing sewer operators in Clearwater, FL when and where to clear blockages; their smart sewer prevented SSOs and sewage backups into local homes and businesses. READ the full story

READ: Norwalk, CT Enhances Environmental Health and Safety with SmartCover Technologies

READ: Norwalk, CT Enhances Environmental Health and Safety with SmartCover Technologies

The City of Norwalk, Connecticut, Norwalk Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) and SUEZ enhanced the City’s environmental health and safety by integrating the latest technology and innovation — SmartCover smart sewers included. “Another ‘smart tool’ brought in by the SUEZ is the use of smart sewer covers that have played […]

READ: SmartCover nominated for a 2020 Excellence Award by the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA).

READ: SmartCover nominated for a 2020 Excellence Award by the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA).

SmartCover is honored to be nominated for a 2020 Excellence Award by the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA). Category: Excellence in Innovation & Resiliency This award recognizes efforts in the innovative application of technology or the development of new technology to the wastewater field (collection, treatment, wastewater and biosolids recycling, […]

ATTEND: May 6, 2021 GlobalWaterWorks (GWW) Connect – Creating a Brighter Water Future Together

ATTEND: May 6, 2021 GlobalWaterWorks (GWW) Connect – Creating a Brighter Water Future Together

GlobalWaterWorks (GWW) Connect – Creating a Brighter Water Future Together Thursday, May 6, 2021 3:00pm CT/1:00pm PT Join GlobalWaterWorks “CONNECT” to Learn. Grow. and Lead the world to a brighter future! —————- AGENDA: ——————- 3:00 p.m. Welcome and Quick Polls 3:05-3:45 p.m. LEARN:  Chris Sosnowski, CEO and Founder of Waterly Software, will […]

ATTEND: May 4, 2021 NAWC Conference Maximizing Efficiencies in Wastewater Collection Systems

ATTEND: May 4, 2021 NAWC Conference Maximizing Efficiencies in Wastewater Collection Systems

National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) Maximizing Efficiencies in Wastewater Collection Systems Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:00pm ET/11:00am PT Commissioner Mary-Anna Holden, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities will discuss recent steps taken in her state using new technology to safeguard public health and protect the environment. Additionally, industry representatives – Michael […]

ATTEND: May 5, 2021 Water Asset Management Conference

ATTEND: May 5, 2021 Water Asset Management Conference

Water Asset Management Online Conference Water Quality Focus: Accessing and Applying Data Wednesday, May 5,2021 1:00-3:00pm ET/10:00am-12:00pm PT Registration is FREE for all attendees. Click here to register 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Data Driven, Utility Resilience Gary Wong, OSIsoft 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on […]

READ: I&I Magazine article on Klamath Falls, OR Usage of SmartCover to Manage I&I

READ: I&I Magazine article on Klamath Falls, OR Usage of SmartCover to Manage I&I

Klamath Falls South Suburban Sanitary District in Oregon turned to SmartCover as a less invasive, flexible solution for accurate analysis and modeling to hone in on specific I&I issues. READ: Full Article in I&I Magazine

READ: MSW Magazine article on Clayton County, Georgia’s Innovative Usage of SmartCover

READ: MSW Magazine article on Clayton County, Georgia’s Innovative Usage of SmartCover

Serving one of Georgia’s most densely populated counties takes tenacity and technology. As one of a handful of metropolitan water and wastewater utilities nationwide that use constructed wetlands as a final treatment stage for wastewater, Clayton County Water Authority relies on their SmartCover system to help minimize SSOs. READ the […]

SmartCover Channel Partner Annual Achievement Awards

SmartCover Channel Partner Annual Achievement Awards

SmartCover announced the 2020 Channel Partner achievement awards. We’re dedicated to building a robust channel partner program to serve wastewater utilities across North America. SmartCover is growing and looking for strategic partners to grow territories. CLICK: Find a channel partner near you.

WATCH: Corey Williams, CEO of SmartCover, Reflects on His Past Experience Leading Optimatics through a Go-to-Market Transformation

WATCH: Corey Williams, CEO of SmartCover, Reflects on His Past Experience Leading Optimatics through a Go-to-Market Transformation

WATCH: this recent interview in Wateronline.com with Corey Williams, CEO of SmartCover, in which he reflects on his past experience leading Optimatics though a go-to-market transformation and how it relates to SmartCover.

READ: SmartCover Featured Presentation at WEF Collection Systems 2021

READ: SmartCover Featured Presentation at WEF Collection Systems 2021

SmartCover was a featured presentation during the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Collection Systems 2021 – A Virtual Event. The presentation included: Wastewater Operational Challenges Current SSO Reduction Strategies Deployment of Smart Sewer Technology Real-Time Monitoring IoT Success in Sewer Environments System Architecture Data Integration and Analysis Case Studies on Arlington, […]

WATCH: HOW WE MEASURE I&I IMPACT ON YOUR COLLECTION SYSTEM

WATCH: HOW WE MEASURE I&I IMPACT ON YOUR COLLECTION SYSTEM

We’re helping locate inflow and infiltration across North America.  Your data is compiled and analyzed with an easy online too and presented as an I&I Impact Report showing: Insights on when and where I&I is occurring Location ranking for where the I&I impact is highest Quantifying the correlation between localized […]

SmartCover Welcomes Corey Williams as President and CEO

SmartCover Welcomes Corey Williams as President and CEO

Escondido, CA February 15, 2021 — SmartCover, the ​North American leader in remote monitoring technology for sewer spill prevention, announced Corey Williams, P.E. joined the company as President and CEO. After more than 15 years under the guidance of co-founders and inventors, Dr. Greg Quist and David Drake the announcement […]

SmartCover Announces Availability of Advanced H2S Monitoring Solution

SmartCover Announces Availability of Advanced H2S Monitoring Solution

The SmartCover H2S monitoring solution is now available across North America.

WATCH: Water and Wastewater Agents of Innovation

WATCH: Water and Wastewater Agents of Innovation

SmartCover is honored to be part of the Global Water Works community — bringing together the agents of change and innovation for water and wastewater. 

WATCH: Utilizing Remote Monitoring and Machine Learning to Assist Collection System Operations

WATCH: Utilizing Remote Monitoring and Machine Learning to Assist Collection System Operations

Matt Stolz presents “Utilizing Remote Monitoring and Machine Learning to Assist Collection System Operations” to the Environmental Operators Certification Program, British Columbia, September 2020. WATCH: Utilizing Remote Monitoring and Machine Learning

READ: David Drake’s Article in WWD on The Future of Water Supply

READ: David Drake’s Article in WWD on The Future of Water Supply

SmartCover’s Industry Icon, David Drake penned this article in Water & Wastes Digest (WWD) in honor of this year’s Imagine a Day Without Water day on October 21.  David opens the article with this overview and then drills down to discuss specifics on what sorts of information we need to […]

READ: David Drake Named Industry Icon

READ: David Drake Named Industry Icon

SmartCover is pleased to announce that David Drake, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, has been named an Industry Icon by Water & Wastes Digest. The magazine provides an in-depth portrait of David’s upbringing, background and career path that ultimately led him to the founding of Hadronex (d.b.a SmartCover) with co-founder […]

READ: Fort Worth and Arlington trying to stop harmful sewer overflows

READ: Fort Worth and Arlington trying to stop harmful sewer overflows

This recent article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram explains how the cities of Fort Worth and Arlington, TX are combating sewer spills through a combination of public outreach, maintenance policies and advanced monitoring technologies. Key excerpts include: “Overflows can have dire consequences for the environment, particularly when the wastewater spills […]

BCWWA publishes article on City of Kelowna BC usage of SmartCover Remote H2S Solution

BCWWA publishes article on City of Kelowna BC usage of SmartCover Remote H2S Solution

Read this new article in British Columbia Water and Waste Association’s Summer Issue of Watermark magazine.  It details how the City of Kelowna, BC is using SmartCover’s remote H2S solution to monitor and manage dosing control for hydrogen sulfide. Click here to read the article Click here to subscribe and […]

Read Storm Water Solutions article on Combating CSOs

Read Storm Water Solutions article on Combating CSOs

Read the latest article in Storm Water Solutions on how SmartCover is helping the City of Albany combat CSOs. Summary: The Problem – The city of Albany has had continuous challenges with CSO and flooding. Many of these inevitable challenges, including the mitigation of flooding and combined sewage surface discharges […]

Summer is Here! SmartCover Helps You Enjoy it!

Summer is Here! SmartCover Helps You Enjoy it!

“If there ever was a time where we rely on the SmartCover system for early warnings of sewer system irregularities, this is it.” When it’s your job to protect our communities from sewage contamination, resilience is nothing new — you’re in the business of monitoring the unseen. Wouldn’t you like the […]

Arlington, TX Water Utility Work Makes Way for SmartCover

Arlington, TX Water Utility Work Makes Way for SmartCover

Last year, the Arlington City Council approved Arlington Water Utilities’ purchase of 50 SmartCover Systems. The SmartCover technology is installed in manholes and features sensors to measure sewer system flow at precise locations. Data is then transmitted wirelessly to a web-based database that alerts City engineers and field operations staff […]

Municipal Sewer & Water article on how San Antonio cuts SSOs by improving cleaning and maintenance.

Municipal Sewer & Water article on how San Antonio cuts SSOs by improving cleaning and maintenance.

This new article in Municipal Sewer & Water details how San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is continuing to lead in the innovative use of SmartCover remote monitoring to reduce spills (SSOs) and drive down costs by improving cleaning and maintenance processes. Read the full article online here.

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