In 2009, the San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS) conducted a SmartCover® Pilot Program consisting of installing 10 SmartCovers at high risk sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) locations. Today, SmartCovers are an integral part of SAWS SSO Reduction Program with more than 230 installed. In 2014 alone, Smartcovers prevented more than 500 potential SSOs.
This paper will provide a summary of the overall program, the selection process of locations for SmartCovers, illustration of the SSOs “saved” by the SmartCovers, and the key elements of implementation of a successful program.
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