Generally speaking, wastewater pump stations and lift stations are difficult to monitor – particularly when they’re located in challenging locations and areas. Despite this, system officers monitor these systems and help ensure that things like energy consumption, pump failures and pump temperatures are kept under control. For the most part.
But there are ways to make a systems operator’s life a whole heck of a lot easier by integrating remote digital monitoring into your wastewater system. Automating your system helps you remotely monitor everything from afar AND more precisely, meaning that you can catch a whole plethora of issues before they become major issues.
Additionally, there are other, environmental compliance issues at stake here as well that make the idea of introducing a remote monitoring solution worth while. Controlling waste water quality is increasing in terms of its overall importance due to legislation and new environmental laws that are making it a bigger priority in terms of achieving greater sustainability – not just in terms of our water use – but also manpower and energy use.
Perhaps one of the best features of remote monitoring systems is that they work for you non-stop, around the clock. The system provides users with real-time information about not only the condition of the equipment; but also the quality of the processes that equipment is undertaking. This is important because it allows you to stay well ahead of any issues that might potentially arise in your system; and when those issues do pop up, you won’t have to go through the laborious task of trying to figure out what’s wrong. You’ll have a precise answer so that you can get right to work fixing the problem.
A challenge we encounter frequently is that system operators struggle to stay up to date and informed. When you install a remote monitoring system, all the data you need – from the condition of equipment to the quality of the water at that specific moment – is tracked and accounted for. You’ll be able to pull it up anywhere – whether you’re at a computer or even on your smartphone. Not only is it easier to GET data – but you’ll have a clearer idea of what to do WITH it as all your system operators will be on the same page in terms of what’s happening in your system.
The reality is that today, automation is changing the wastewater industry in ways that wasn’t even possible to imagine 20 years ago. To learn more about how remote digital monitoring can work for you and your organization, feel free to give us a call. Good luck!