Category: Blog Updates

Watch Video of City of Arlington, TX on Installing SmartCover

Watch Video of City of Arlington, TX on Installing SmartCover

Watch this “On the Clock” video from the City of Arlington, TX showing how easy it is to install SmartCover systems on to manholes and detailing the benefits of remote monitoring.

Video of SmartCover EPA Resilience Webinar now available for viewing

Video of SmartCover EPA Resilience Webinar now available for viewing

The recording of SmartCover’s webinar ” Early Warning Systems Make Compliance Easier with Resilience During Black Swan Events” from the U.S. EPA Webinar Series is now available for streaming. Click below to watch.

Online Session: Early Warning Systems

Online Session: Early Warning Systems

We’re hosting a distance learning webinar to share high tech early warning systems for sewer monitoring and spill prevention. You’ll leave this session with proven strategies to help reduce penalties and increase compliance. June 3, 2020 2:00pm – 3:30pm ET1:00pm – 2:30pm CT12:00pm – 1:30pm MT11:00am – 12:30pm PT This […]

SmartCover Mobile App for On-the-Go Sewer Monitoring

SmartCover Mobile App for On-the-Go Sewer Monitoring

Based on numerous requests, we developed our mobile app to easily put your sewer status at your fingertips. It complements the SmartCover software and is FREE to all our users. You get the insights you want, when and where you need them. Download the app from either the Apple Store […]

Water Values Podcast by BlueField Research Features SmartCover

Water Values Podcast by BlueField Research Features SmartCover

Water Values Podcast presented by BlueField Research, April 2020 Building Smarter Sewers with SmartCover CEO, Dr. Greg QuistDr. Greg Quist, CEO of SmartCover, listened to his utility colleagues 15 years ago and developed a highly successful smart sewer solution. Dr. Quist joined Water Values podcast host, Dave McGimpsey, to discuss how SmartCover works, his […]

Recording of SmartCover EPA Webinar is Now Available

Recording of SmartCover EPA Webinar is Now Available

The recording of SmartCover’s Wet Weather Monitoring Strategies from the U.S. EPA Webinar Series is now available for streaming. Click below to watch the webinar.  

COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 UPDATES

While all of us are in unfamiliar territory, SmartCover was engineered to handle the unknown, and our relentless commitment to your success is stronger than ever. The situation remains fluid and we’re closely monitoring the COVID-19 impact. One thing is certain, our role as public health protectors is more important […]

EPA Webinar: Wet Weather Monitoring

EPA Webinar: Wet Weather Monitoring

In cooperation with the U.S. EPA, we’re hosting a distance learning webinar to share data-driven strategies for wet weather sewer monitoring and spill prevention. You’ll leave this session with a proven methodology for determining where to start monitoring in your collection system to help you reduce penalties and increase compliance. […]

Sewerball: The Art of Managing Storm and Wastewater Using Data

Sewerball: The Art of Managing Storm and Wastewater Using Data

Read this cover article in the February 2020 issue of Water Finance & Management by SmartCover CEO, Greg Quist. The article coins the term “Sewerball” and compares it to the famous “Moneyball” concept in which the Oakland Athletics used data-driven decisions to build a strong team within tight budget constraints […]

Read Water Online article: SmartCover Shapes Future of Collection Systems

Read Water Online article: SmartCover Shapes Future of Collection Systems

Kevin Westerling, editor of Water Innovations magazine, tapped SmartCover’s senior project manager Ron Toten to outline the future of collection systems for readers of its special issues on the  Top 10 Trends of 2020. In “The Future of Collection Systems,” Toten describes the current state of our nation’s collection systems, […]

Read Water and Wastes Digest Article on Smart City Monitoring with SmartCover

Read Water and Wastes Digest Article on Smart City Monitoring with SmartCover

SmartCover was featured in a December 16, 2019 article in Water & Wastes Digest that focused on Smart City Monitoring at SAWS. Highlights include: Since deploying the SmartCover cleaning optimization program, there have only been 65 cleanings identified and performed at locations where 1,246 cleanings were previously scheduled. SAWS has […]

Read Storm Water Solutions article on SAWS use of SmartCover

Read Storm Water Solutions article on SAWS use of SmartCover

The December 2019 issue of Storm Water Solutions includes an article highlighting San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS) usage of SmartCover to optimize cleaning and reduce costs. Read the article below or click here to read it online at Storm Water Solutions.

Read WWD article: Sewer Monitoring Turns to AI

To extend the life of infrastructure, reliance on smart city technology capabilities is critical. By creating visibility into buried assets to understand the conditions of underground infrastructure, utilities can compare current performance with expectations, and predict when and where problems may arise. Fortunately, with the proliferation of small, rugged, low […]

Read WEF World Water article on SmartCover’s Dual Sensor Preventing I&I

The SubSonic Dual Sensor is highlighted as the latest tool for preventing I&I in wastewater collection systems across North America — read more about industry TECH UPDATES in WEF’s World Water Sept/Oct issue.   Read the I&I article here Read the full Sept/Oct issue of WEF World Water here

Video of Greg Quist’s Presentation to Strata Data Conference Now Available

Video of Greg Quist’s Presentation to Strata Data Conference Now Available

The video of Greg Quist’s presentation on “The Collision between AI and Underground Infrastructure” at Strata Data Conference on March 27, 2019 in San Francisco, CA is now available for viewing. Click below to learn how technology can help to avert the impending crisis in water and sewer infrastructure that […]

SmartCover Dual Sensor Provides More Accurate Sewer Spills Prevention

SmartCover Dual Sensor Provides More Accurate Sewer Spills Prevention

SmartCover® Systems released the SubSonic™ Dual Sensor as a standard configuration for their suite of wastewater technology solutions. The dual sensor extends visibility throughout the entire manhole from the bottom of the channel to the cover. Not only does the dual sensor provide customers with “full dynamic range” of manholes, […]

Listen to Greg Quist interview with WEF Words on Water

Listen to Greg Quist interview with WEF Words on Water

SmartCover is featured on Water Environment Federation (WEF) “Words on Water” podcast with host Travis Loop. Greg Quist, Ph.D., founder and CEO of SmartCover Systems, and Chairman of the Urban Water Institute, discusses the real-time monitoring of sewers and the role of smartphones and satellites in water management. He shares […]

SmartCover® Flow Monitoring Helps the City of Albany, NY Meet Sewage Pollution Right to Know (SPRTK) Mandates

SmartCover® Flow Monitoring Helps the City of Albany, NY Meet Sewage Pollution Right to Know (SPRTK) Mandates

The City of Albany Department of Water and Water Supply’s mission statement includes to “deliver a reliable and high-quality supply of water to customers, to collect and safely convey wastewater to treatment facilities and comply with all regulatory requirements and conditions.” A key regulatory requirement for Albany is the 2013 […]

Meet our Central Regional Sales Manager Josh Grimes

SmartCover Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Josh Grimes as Regional Sales Manager for its Central Region.  Josh is based in Austin, and will be responsible for managing all SmartCover business in the central USA, including managing relationships with our business partners and distributors.  For the last 5 […]

Rain Gauges Versus Radar

Both rain gauges and radar-based tools have proven to be effective for measuring rainfall. Like all measurement systems, each type has its strengths and limitations. In a comprehensive study by Pollack, Dutton, Quinn, O’Connell, Mateo, et al (Newcastle University, UK, University of Genoa,  Italy) of radar-based versus rain gauge-based systems, […]

Equipment Review Details SmartCover Usage for I&I, SSO and CSO Management

Equipment Review Details SmartCover Usage for I&I, SSO and CSO Management

Read the cover article on SmartCover in the Spring Edition of Equipment Review magazine. Key issues addressed include how SmartCover is designed for Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) detection, for prevention and advanced notification of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) and for Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO). Click here to read the SmartCover article. […]

Greg Quist is interviewed by Water Zone on KCAA Radio

Greg Quist is interviewed by Water Zone on KCAA Radio

Listen as the experts from Water Zone by Toro on KCAA Radio interview SmartCover Systems’ CEO, Greg Quist.

SpaceX Launches Iridium Next Satellites: Read Bloomberg Article

SpaceX Launches Iridium Next Satellites: Read Bloomberg Article

On January 11, 2019, SpaceX successfully launched the latest round of ten Iridium Next satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base.  These new satellites will upgrade and expand the existing Iridium global communications network, which is a key element in SmartCover Systems’ robust remote monitoring architecture. Below are some excerpts from […]

SmartCover Featured in GlobalWaterWorks Webinar: Watch the Video

SmartCover Featured in GlobalWaterWorks Webinar: Watch the Video

Taking the Complaints Out of Compliance – A New Year’s Resolution With public health protection at the forefront for water and wastewater utilities, our utilities are charged with the responsibility of providing safe, reliable and efficient water and wastewater service – all within a rigid regulatory framework. One of the […]

Webinar December 18 – New Year’s Resolution: Take the Complaints out of Compliance with Data

Webinar December 18 – New Year’s Resolution: Take the Complaints out of Compliance with Data

SmartCover is pleased to be part of this timely and informative webinar hosted by GlobalWaterWorks on December 18, 2018 at 10 AM PST. “New Year’s Resolution: Take the Complaints out of Compliance with (dare we say) Data” Key topics addressed in the webinar will be: Innovation in Decision Support Examples […]

Padre Dam Water District Improves Cleaning Cycle Efficiency with SmartCover

Padre Dam Water District Improves Cleaning Cycle Efficiency with SmartCover

As part of ongoing initiatives to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of wastewater system management, Padre Dam Municipal Water District in San Diego County CA, has embarked on a program of real-time monitoring and data analysis using SmartCover systems and SmartClean processes. The objective was to both reduce the operating […]

Read MSW article: Public Health a Primary Concern for SmartCover Systems

Read MSW article: Public Health a Primary Concern for SmartCover Systems

This recent article in Municipal Sewer & Water provides an interesting look at how technology can contribute directly to the overall goals of protecting public health and the environment.  During an interview with Greg Quist, founder and CEO of SmartCover Systems, the article explores both the causes of sewer spills […]

Sewers Can Talk.  Watch the Video of Greg Quist at Strata Data Conference

Sewers Can Talk. Watch the Video of Greg Quist at Strata Data Conference

Greg Quist, founder and CEO of SmartCover Systems,  a leader in providing monitoring solutions for water and wastewater applications, delivered an enlightening look at how technology can help communicate directly to system operators and tell them what’s happening down below.  Presented at Strata Data Conference in New York on September 11, 2018, this […]

Camp Pendleton Marine Base Uses SmartCover to Monitor Water & Wastewater Assets

Camp Pendleton Marine Base Uses SmartCover to Monitor Water & Wastewater Assets

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is the major West Coast base of the United States Marine Corps, located on the Southern California coast, in San Diego County, and bordered by Oceanside to the south, Cleveland National Forest, Orange and Riverside counties to the north, and Fallbrook to the east. Camp […]

Read this new Information Week article on SmartCover: IoT Meets the Sewer

Read this new Information Week article on SmartCover: IoT Meets the Sewer

We are pleased to share the latest media coverage on SmartCover Systems’ technology in this new article from Information Week. Based on an in-depth interview with Greg Quist, SmartCover CEO, the article provides a range of detail on how SmartCover works and the application arenas in which it can be applied […]

SmartCover Systems sponsors breakfast for Utility Leaders at WEFTEC

SmartCover Systems sponsors breakfast for Utility Leaders at WEFTEC

SmartCover is pleased to host and participate as an expert panel shares strategies for future-proofing your collection systems. Join us in New Orleans for Future-Proofing our Collection Systems A GlobalWaterWorks Breakfast, sponsored by SmartCover Systems Marriott New Orleans 859 Convention Center Boulevard New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 Wednesday, October 3, 2018 […]

Sending Your Wet Weather Problem Back To The Cloud(s)

Sending Your Wet Weather Problem Back To The Cloud(s)

Read the new article by SmartCover Systems CEO, Greg Quist, in Water Online Below are some key points: By design, a sewer collection system is distributed — reaching the full breadth and extent of a community.  This has complicated ability to acquire real-time operational data. Rapid innovation in sensors and […]

SmartCover Flow Monitoring Helps Rohnert Park, CA Identify and Prosecute Illegal Dumping into Sewer

SmartCover Flow Monitoring Helps Rohnert Park, CA Identify and Prosecute Illegal Dumping into Sewer

Over the past few years, Rohnert Park public works staff had been dealing with a series of mysterious intermittent blockages of sewer lines in a specific neighborhood. The sewer backup incidents were first seen in December 2015.  A thorough cleaning of the associated sewer main seemed to resolve the problem.  […]

Greg Quist to Present “Sewers Can Talk” at Strata Data Conference, NYC

Greg Quist to Present “Sewers Can Talk” at Strata Data Conference, NYC

SmartCover Systems,  a leader in providing monitoring solutions for water and wastewater applications, is delighted to announce that Greg Quist, its founder and CEO, and Chairman of the Urban Water Institute, will be speaking at Strata Data Conference in New York on September 11, 2018. In his case study entitled, “Sewers […]

New EPA Study on Smart Data Infrastructure Spotlights SmartCover Customers

New EPA Study on Smart Data Infrastructure Spotlights SmartCover Customers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just released a comprehensive 58-page report on “Smart Data Infrastructure for Wet Weather Control and Decision Support”. Summary of the report is as follows: Rain and snowmelt (referred to as wet weather conditions) can significantly increase flows at wastewater treatment facilities, creating operational challenges […]

City of Toronto Begins Project Deploying SmartCover Systems

City of Toronto Begins Project Deploying SmartCover Systems

The City of Toronto, ON is well into a pilot project of deploying SmartCover remote monitoring systems in critical flood-prone locations and is seeing very positive results.  Based on initial results, Toronto is looking at deploying SmartCovers throughout the city to help monitor and manage water, wastewater, flooding and other […]

I & I Magazine article on Grand Prairie, TX Using SmartCover for Comprehensive Planning to Avoid I&I Build Up

I & I Magazine article on Grand Prairie, TX Using SmartCover for Comprehensive Planning to Avoid I&I Build Up

Read this article in I&I Magazine that shows how Grand Prairie, TX is reaping positive results with SmartCover Systems. Comprehensive Planning:Grand Prairie’s big-picture approach solves many problems, including inflow and infiltration. Highlights from the article:If your utility is like Grand Prairie, Texas, the solution to limiting I&I may not be […]

See “Sewers Can Talk” presentation at Strata Data Conference, Sept 11, 2018 in NYC

See “Sewers Can Talk” presentation at Strata Data Conference, Sept 11, 2018 in NYC

We are pleased to announce that Greg Quist, CEO of SmartCover Systems, will be presenting an in-depth discussion on “Sewers can Talk – Understanding the Language of Sewers” at the Strata Data Conference in New York, NY on September 11, 2018. Session Description: Sewers can Talk – Understanding the Language […]

HydroPro Solutions Partners with SmartCover Systems

SmartCover Systems is delighted to announce the appointment of HydroPro Solutions as their representative for Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. SmartCover Systems offers smart monitoring of sewer collection systems, allowing agencies to drastically reduce operational costs and cleaning programs, while avoiding overflows and helping extend pipe useful lifetime. SmartCover Systems are […]

Using Real-Time Data and Analysis Can Cut Sewer Cleaning Costs

Using Real-Time Data and Analysis Can Cut Sewer Cleaning Costs

A recent article in Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine details how “recent pilot studies have verified that technology allied to intelligent analysis software provides lower costs and ongoing SSO protection.” The article points out that “Despite the common use of High Frequency Cleaning (HFC) programs, overflows still occur, as the […]

Greg Quist interviewed by Globalive Media about SmartCover

Greg Quist interviewed by Globalive Media about SmartCover

Watch the interview on Globalive Media, in which SmartCover Systems CEO, Greg Quist, details how SmartCover technologies are radically changing and improving wastewater management practices.   Click Here to View All Videos

Klamath Falls, OR: SmartCovers Provide Cost-Effective I&I Monitoring Solution

Klamath Falls, OR: SmartCovers Provide Cost-Effective I&I Monitoring Solution

The Klamath Falls South Suburban Sanitary District (SSSD) encompasses roughly 10 square miles and serves a population of approximately 25,000 people in more than 7,500 households and businesses. The District owns and maintains more than 100 miles of sewer pipe and more than 1,000 manholes. One of the key focus […]

Three Public Works Professionals Tap Technology To Address Infrastructure Challenges

This recent article in Water Online provides an excellent overview of how three different public works organizations are using SmartCovers and the Internet of Things (IoT) to better manage critical assets, avoid spills and improve operational effectiveness. The spotlighted districts are: The Rodeo Sanitary District (RSD) that serves about 8,000 residents, […]

XPV Water Partners Welcomes George Hawkins as Executive in Residence.

  Former CEO and General Manager of DC Water George Hawkins joins XPV Water Partners George Hawkins, a leading thinker around utility transformation and innovation, joins XPV Water Partners, a sector-specific investor focused on growth companies related to the use, treatment and management of the world’s water resources, as an […]

Customer Spotlight:  Klamath Falls, OR Expands I&I Monitoring

Customer Spotlight: Klamath Falls, OR Expands I&I Monitoring

Customer Spotlight:  Klamath Falls, OR South Suburban Sanitary District (SSSD) SmartCover Systems Provide Cost-effective Way to Expand Monitoring of Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) The Klamath Falls South Suburban Sanitary District encompasses roughly 10 square miles and serves a population of approximately 25,000 people in more than 7,500 households and businesses. […]

Tri-State Seminar: The Sewer Whisperer: Listen Closely – Your Sewer Can Talk to You

Tri-State Seminar: The Sewer Whisperer: Listen Closely – Your Sewer Can Talk to You

Read the Presentation Spotlight article from 2017 Tri-State Seminar Magazine titled, “The Sewer Whisperer: Listen Closely – Your Sewer Can Talk to You.” In this article, SmartCover Systems CEO, Greg Quist, who is also a Board Member of Rincon Water District, details how the use of remote real-time monitoring and […]

Survey Responses Help SmartCover Innovate on your Behalf

Survey Responses Help SmartCover Innovate on your Behalf

Customer Feedback Spurs SmartCover Innovation on your Behalf The voice of our customer guides SmartCover’s innovation. Through surveys and daily interactions, we are grateful for your ideas and suggestions! Even more, a recent series of surveys among current customers revealed that 95% are either “Satisfied” or “Very Satisfied.” Check out […]

Integrating Multiple Data Sources

Integrating Multiple Data Sources

Integrating Multiple Data Sources for Comprehensive “Vital Signs” Analysis to Predict and Manage Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) Collection systems effected by Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) typically suffer from the cost of processing  non-wastewater flows sent to the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). Additionally, I&I can challenge collection system capacity and under […]

Join SmartCover at BlueTech Week, Nov 6-10, 2017 in San Diego, CA

Join SmartCover at BlueTech Week, Nov 6-10, 2017 in San Diego, CA

BlueTech Week is less than a week away! The 9th annual BlueTech Week will consist of 7 events over 5 days, November 6-10, 2017 and attract 400+ participants from academia, finance, government, industry, and military to focus on the theme of “Smart Ocean, Smart Water.” Leading experts will convene in […]

San Antonio Water System Using Expanded Sewer Monitoring System to Save Ratepayers Millions

San Antonio Water System Using Expanded Sewer Monitoring System to Save Ratepayers Millions

A successful pilot program for the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is expanding to encompass the nation’s widest deployment of smart infrastructure in sewer collection systems to lower operating costs by millions of dollars, reduce pressure on rates, and dramatically decrease the risk of sewer overflows. The San Antonio Water […]

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