Read this article in I&I Magazine that shows how Grand Prairie, TX is reaping positive results with SmartCover Systems.
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 finding that source at all — sometimes the best way to fix I&I is not to focus on it, but instead to take an all-encompassing systemic approach.
Grand Prairie struggled with a yearly average 65 sanitary sewer overflows throughout their 700-mile wastewater collections system in 2006.
Concerned by such a high number of overflows, the city embarked on a comprehensive assessment of the system, with an efficient inspection and monitoring approach using some innovative tools.
A combination of flow monitoring via SmartCover manhole monitoring and acoustic assessment using an InfoSense SL-RAT allow Grand Prairie to prioritize their replacement projects into a comprehensive master plan. Doing so limits emergency repairs and keeps them on the path to reducing I&I and eliminating overflows.
Today, the utility is down to single-digit overflows: eight per year for the last three years, and only three so far in 2018.