In May 2021, WinCan introduced Sewermatics data services into its suite of wastewater infrastructure management technologies, enhancing the asset management ecosystem WinCan users have come to rely on. In this webinar, Sewermatics’ business development manager, Yaman Omar, and WinCan's general manager for the Americas, Mike Russin, showcase the full breadth of AI-powered data services and the industry pain points they aim to address.
When your primary focus is sewer inspections, it’s easy to lose sight of wastewater’s intended destination: a treatment plant. Wastewater treatment is the process of removing organic and inorganic matter, chemicals and other pollutants from water, ensuring it is clean and safe for discharge into the local environment.
When approaching sewer maintenance, inspection teams need to both see defects and determine what kind of defects they are. That might not be asking much of a NASSCO-certified engineer, but the simple task of seeing and identifying defects is a tall order for artificial intelligence (AI), which is only starting to scratch the surface of its true potential in the wastewater industry.
As technology continues to shoulder more and more of our inspection workloads, it’s easy to forget that having enough qualified people to operate equipment, code and convert data, manage deliverables and analyze sewer infrastructure is just as important as having the software and equipment itself. But even with the right team, workloads can spike when you least expect it, causing your team to take on more work and stress, with the ensuing risk of delays and mistakes. AI-enabled data services allow your team to leverage the power and efficiency of AI, hands-on verification from data professionals, and fully integrated cloud hosting without breaking the bank or your team’s backs.
WinCan has always evolved to meet the needs of the wastewater industry. Now, in a continued commitment to industry-leading sewer inspection solutions, WinCan is proud to introduce Sewermatics, a new collection of AI-powered services that help you get more out of your inspection data.
Although artificial intelligence (AI) won’t replace wastewater professionals, the sewer industry is making great strides in developing AI algorithms that can monitor data, predict outcomes and complete tasks in the same way a human would. From using telemetry data to improve upon hydraulic modeling of sewers, to AI-powered applications that identify anomalies in effluent, machine learning has enabled sewer professionals to better see, understand and manage wastewater and the infrastructure that transports it.
WinCan’s integration with Cityworks asset management platform gives you the flexibility to streamline your workflow and ensures you always have industry-leading tools at your fingertips. But with over 10 years of history, our partnership with Cityworks runs deeper than our integration.
As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes a watchword in the wastewater industry, WinCan is continuing to optimize the image processing and machine learning algorithms in its Sewermatics AI toolkit.
The wastewater industry is changing. New technologies are delivering more data than ever before, and inspection software is becoming increasingly effective in managing, analyzing and storing data.
Artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize the way we manage and maintain our wastewater systems. But untangling the too-good-to-be-true claims of pitchmen and the long-term implications for the average operator is not easy.