How digital control panels reduce risk

How digital control panels reduce risk

Especially thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, waste water systems are being taxed more and more. More people are at home and as a result pumping stations all over the country are dealing with a myriad of challenges in terms of trying to stay in good working order. 

Utilities all over the country are reporting frequent clogging caused largely by customers flushing things down the toilet that they shouldn’t – all of which helps to drive service callouts and an increase in bypass needs. Every time there’s an issue, there’s some sort of resource that’s depleted from your team. 

Digital controls and remote monitoring help reduce the risk of something bad happening with your lift and pumping stations and today we’re going to talk about the three benefits of using them. Let’s jump right in.

Remote monitoring and control

Remote monitoring really helps with two things. First, it helps you consistently monitor pumping stations remotely, meaning instead of having staff tromping out in the field, they can keep an eye on things from a distance. Second, especially if you’re short-staffed, you can quickly access real-time data and alerts and stay out ahead of problems without having to commit manpower hours to them. This greatly reduces the risk of something catastrophic happening. 

Non clog stations

If a system becomes troubled or even shows signs of potentially failing, we can help provide the equipment you’ll need to get things fixed and also help eliminate the need for weekly service calls. And in the event you’re worried about downtime risks, there are temporary solutions that can be rented or deployed that will help eliminate the issue and at least give you both the time and opportunity to address the issue in the appropriate manner. 

Contingency planning

One thing digital control companies will also do with customers is to help establish a comprehensive plan to assess risks and react to them in the event that the worst happens. This way if a huge failure occurs, you’ll have the right protocol in place to make sure that the emergency service you need is activated immediately and damage is kept to a minimum. Digital pump controllers should help avoid this almost entirely, but it’s always some added peace of mind knowing that when the worst does happen – that you’ll be prepared if need be. 

Hopefully you found today’s blog helpful. If you would like to further explore what remote digital monitoring can do for your wastewater facility, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Until then, good luck!

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