Geneva, Switzerland — capital of the Genève canton and the second most populated city in the country — is an iconic municipality situated on the southwestern border with France. It's here at the foot of the Alps that V. Guimet Fils SA works to provide maintenance and sanitation services to improve community health and protect the local environment. With more than 100 employees and 40 rapid intervention vehicles on standby, the Guimet Fils SA team boasts 24-hour service, conducting inspections and rehabilitation projects for the entire canton, an area of over 100 square miles (280 km2).
Good data is ready for analysis when you are. Sewers are essential infrastructure, and prompt, actionable inspection results help keep our communities safe, healthy and clean. In today’s world, that means seamless, bidirectional data transfer that keeps databases updated in real time, with results rippling throughout the system to enable data-driven maintenance decisions.
WinCan recently received the Solution Alignment Award at the 2022 Esri Infrastructure Management and GIS (IMGIS) Conference held in Palm Springs, California. The award was presented to WinCan for demonstrating innovative and creative ways to solve complex problems with Esri’s ArcGIS software.
In July 2022, WinCan was officially recognized as a part of the ArcGIS System Ready Specialty, a designation for Esri partners that consistently adopt and integrate new ArcGIS software releases into their solutions, services, or content. In many ways, this signifies the next stage in our relationship with Esri as software partners, and reinforces our continued promise of providing the industry with efficient sewer inspection solutions that support GIS workflows for both field and office users.
Having complete, accessible mapping data is integral to job site coordination, and it’s often required in the broader analysis of sewer system health. Over the years, WinCan has expanded its mapping features intentionally, ensuring sewer teams are able to navigate their systems with accurate, up-to-date data and visualization. As technology evolves, it’s vital that these mapping capabilities are accessible in the cloud, compiling data from various sources to paint a more vivid picture of what work is getting done where, and the implications of inspection results.
WinCan’s Sewermatics data services are making it easier for municipalities to overcome bottlenecks and workload spikes. Tools like data translation and visualization have long-term effects on inspection analysis and planning, and AI-supported defect coding keeps projects on pace and within budget. Backed by WinCan Web’s cloud infrastructure, Sewermatics can easily help inspection teams deliver results faster, directly to WinCan Web for access from anywhere in the world.
New Work Order Management Capabilities Help Municipalities Coordinate Sewer Inspection Work and Track Progress.
WinCan Web’s enterprise features support enhanced work order management within WinCan’s secure cloud ecosystem. Equipped with a detailed dashboard for fast, click-of-a-button metrics, WinCan Web’s enterprise solution enables teams to edit, review, approve and track work orders directly from the cloud. These work orders bring together project file, section data and inspections, and with in-depth mapping capabilities built directly into WinCan Web, enterprise users can monitor work orders city-wide, allowing for faster identification of maintenance trends. They can gain insights on an entire system as a whole and then drill down into the details of specific lines and inspections. WinCan Web’s enterprise features enable municipalities and contractors to conduct essential overwatch of sewer system health, and it fits right into any WinCan workflow.
GIS queries allow sewer inspection teams to quickly review specific data and better understand the location and condition of a pipe section or sewer system. They are user-initiated requests to translate data points into actionable information.
Most real estate agents will tell you laterals can cause problems for home and business owners, such as blockages, wear-and-tear and leaks. But they can also cause trouble for construction and rehab teams if they are left undocumented and unmapped, and they are often major sources of systemwide I&I. For this reason, some municipalities shoulder the burden of inspecting residential sewer laterals, while others leave it to residents to request lateral inspection.
To be successful in these efforts, inspection teams need the right equipment and technology to traverse lateral lines and record inspection data about their location and condition. Without complete and accurate documentation, both property owners and rehab teams could be at risk. In the digital age, more municipalities are turning to Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping as a solution for easily accessible lateral information and historical data. And with an effective digital workflow to map out laterals, inspection teams can add wastewater laterals to their regional records, store lateral pipe data in a digital map, and ultimately make that map and data remotely available to engineers and city officials.
WinCan’s new downloadable quick guide, Mapping With WinCan, is a valuable resource for operators and engineers alike. With helpful descriptions and examples of tiling, layering and analysis tools, this guide introduces users to WinCan’s array of mapping features and workflows.