Vancouver-based Carl Data Solutions Inc. has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary FlowWorks Inc. will provide the advanced analytics component of The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s (WASD) newest Wastewater Advanced Metering Infrastructure (WWAMI) deployment.

The WWAMI architecture will aggregate and analyze data from both water and wastewater systems, is designed to reduce operational spending, and mitigate the negative economic impacts of wet weather events. FlowWorks will provide the tools for a deeper level of engineering analysis, providing operations a better understanding of how inflow and infiltration (I&I) are affecting the capacity of the collection system.

Another intended benefit from the implementation of this methodology include being able to monitor data remotely without having to visit the site for visual surveys. By being able to quantify wastewater volumes in the pipes as actual consumption, WASD can more efficiently assign maintenance work versus performing unnecessary repairs because I&I is not impacting the infrastructure at the particular basin, resulting in financial savings to the department related to manhours and equipment.

“With enhanced visibility into our operations, this program equips us to better serve [WASD] customers by ensuring our sewer collection system meets regulatory standards, improving level of service, and in the future assisting in identification of sewer overflows and mitigation of [I&I]…” said WASD director Kevin Lynskey.

WASD provides drinking water and wastewater services, while working to conserve water and safeguard public health and the environment.

“The FlowWorks platform has grown far beyond just real-time monitoring over the past 5 years,” said Kevin Marsh, FlowWorks’ president. “Projects like this one show how well we can integrate data from different systems and then provide the advanced analytical tools needed to maximize the value from collected data.”

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