Wireless, real-time stormwater monitoring solution set for development
GHD, and eleven-x, have partnered to create a new initiative to provides cities with a wireless, real-time stormwater monitoring solution designed to expand current industry standards in monitoring water levels and temperature in storm sewer systems in real-time while reducing program costs.
The solution combines wireless data collection with conventional water-level measuring equipment that many cities already own and operate. It allows for cost-effective monitoring of a wide range of sewer and environmental systems (i.e. groundwater wells). Data collected in stormwater systems may be used to evaluate infrastructure performance and capacity, as well as develop data-driven maintenance schedules and capital investment cost forecasting. This new tool can provide municipalities with transparent planning of capital expenditures – a truly advanced smart cities application platform.
“We are excited to be working closely with our partners eleven-x to deliver this innovative solution to the market,” Ryan Apps, digital experience practice director for GHD Digital said in a statement. “The deployment of Smart Water Monitoring platforms, such as the stormwater solution, will enable our team of engineers, scientists and ecologists to monitor, model, plan and react to the ever changing and diverse needs of today’s communities. ”
The initial deployment program comprises two phases- development and deployment. During the development phase, water level and temperature data will be collected in selected areas. GHD will work with eleven-x, utilizing their wireless network to read and transmit water level and temperature data. During the initial deployment phase, GHD will provide support during the installation of the units; conduct manual downloads and analysis of collected data for quality assurance and control.
“The collaboration with GHD really brings together two companies with very synergistic areas of expertise, so we are thrilled to be working so closely on this with GHD,” Dan Mathers, president and CEO of eleven-x, said in a statement. “The potential applications of our wireless, real-time data solutions have proven their abilities to maximize ROI for municipalities. This initiative is further proof that cost-effective, easily-scalable technologies can increase efficiencies and improve city services, while reducing overall program costs.”