The United States benefits from one of the best Wastewater Treatment systems in the world. However, with the aging of the industry’s infrastructure such as wastewater treatment plants, lift stations and sewer pipes, this industry now faces a significant challenge in maintaining and advancing their achievements in protecting public health.
The first line of defense in maintaining our aging infrastructure are the professionals who monitor these systems daily and receive notifications if the plant is unattended or the operator is away from his desk. To do this they often utilize SCADA systems to monitor the plant and outdated alarm dialers for notifications. Recently new technology has made substantial improvements to these systems – that result in more efficient monitoring and more economical maintenance.
Wastewater treatment plants have complex processes and although packaged plants may be simpler both need monitored all the time even when you are not there. Not knowing that you have an issue is not an excuse for the EPA. Their concern is compliancy.
Elements of a wastewater system
- Effluent Flow, Temperature, Ph, DO, SS
- Influent Wet Well Level
- High and Low Alarm
- Pump Run Status and Cycle Count
- Pump Runtime Hours
- Pump Fail