Itron, Utility Systems Science & Software (US3), and The Avanti Company have partnered to help Miami-Dade County Water & Sewer Department to prevent sewerage overflows, improve water quality and ensure the safety of its residents and customers.
The three parties have completed the first phase of deploying a wastewater management solution to help the utility improve overall service.
The solution, developed as part of the Itron’s developer programme and the utility’s Flow Reduction initiative, is expected to help Miami-Dade County Water & Sewer to mitigate regulatory issues.
The solution allows the utility to assess, rehabilitate and improve its wastewater pump stations to comply with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Florida Department of Environmental Protection regulations for pump stations.
Using real-time data acquired from US3’s wastewater flow sensors and Itron’s IoT solutions for critical infrastructure operators, WASD will have access to more accurate and complete view of wastewater flows throughout the basin to mitigate sewer overflows and reduce public health risk.
The solution also delivers significant operational efficiencies and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by reducing truck rolls required for field surveys by more than 60% and by automating the reporting process for regulatory compliance.
“With enhanced visibility into our operations, this solution equips us to better serve Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department customers by ensuring our sewer collection system meets regulator standards, improving level of service and in the future, assisting in the identification of sewer overflows and mitigation of Inflow and Infiltration into our Wastewater Collection System,” said Kevin Lynskey, director of WASD.
“We are pleased to celebrate the success of this innovative programme that is already improving the utility’s ability to address regulatory concerns while increasing efficiencies,” said Sharelynn Moore, senior vice president of Networked Solutions at Itron.