In the wastewater industry, things are always changing. Populations shift, new environmental regulations pass, and daily use takes its toll. System operators and contractors need technology that can scale to meet their changing needs — including asset management and inspection software.
Communities depend heavily on their wastewater systems, so ensuring this resource is strong enough to withstand a natural or human-caused disaster is crucial. Building up system resiliency so it can bounce back from any harm protects against a range of health and safety risks.
More data can be gathered at once during manhole inspections than ever before, thanks to a recent integration between CleverScan and the Trimble R2 receiver, in conjunction with WinCan VX Expert.
Utilities don’t work in a bubble. And the communities that are most effectively managing wastewater systems and other services are doing so by taking a comprehensive approach to inspection, maintenance and development.
Keeping sewer inspection software up to date can help a wastewater system run more efficiently. In addition to ensuring quality data, upgrading your system allows your operators to take advantage of new features and update existing ones.
Between a fast-growing population and aging infrastructure, Lehigh County Authority in eastern Pennsylvania has faced major challenges in recent years.
Atlantic, Iowa’s vibrant, historic downtown and community traditions keep the past close, but that hasn’t stopped it from
There’s a lot for public works departments to consider when preparing for the transition into fall’s cooler temperatures, including their effect on day-to-day sewer collection system operations. The new season brings obvious challenges for wastewater systems — like fall foliage and increased rainfall — but it can also impact a department’s ability to inspect efficiently.
The National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) is responsible for maintaining Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) standards, as well as those for manholes (MACP) and laterals (LACP). It also certifies sewer asset management software, such as WinCan, to ensure it meets those standards. NASSCO requires all certified sewer asset management software to allow users to share PACP data across platforms, products and systems. This means you can import inspection data from a contractor using different software into WinCan and trust that it’ll still be PACP compliant, and that the integrity of the information won’t be compromised.
Software has an end of life, it is just not as apparent as in the case of hardware. It doesn’t just simply stop powering on. Usually operators are the first to notice that software isn’t performing the way it was built. It slows down, crashes and requires duplication of effort instead offering seamless integration. But upgrading isn’t always that easy; publicly-operated agencies have to navigate through lengthy approval processes and bureaucratic red tape to help administrators see the value in upgrading their software.