Smart Technology Helps Wastewater Collection Agencies Avoid Overflows
Cloud Platform Makes Hidden Problems Visible
San Rafael, California – San Rafael based technology company, XiO, Inc., has released a Lift Station Control System package designed to allow operators remote monitoring and control of pumps used to transport sewer waste through collection system pipes to wastewater treatment plants. Announcement of the product release comes as sanitary districts and collection agencies throughout the country have seen a surge in the volume of flushable wipes in sewer systems. Despite being touted as ‘flushable’, most wipes do not break down in water like regular toilet paper, clogging pumps and pipes, causing massive disruptions to collection agencies, and increasing the threat of sewer overflows.
XiO’s Cloud SCADA® (supervisory control and data acquisition) platform provides agency personnel visibility into collection system conditions so they can make critical decisions proactively. A true IIOT (industrial internet of things) solution, the system combines the patented Soft-I/O® Module, remote sensors, and cellular communication with the power of cloud computing. A private online user portal allows operators real-time visibility and full system control from any web-enabled device. SMS texts and emails alert operators when conditions fall outside predetermined parameters.