Building Laterals Into Your Sewer Maps

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 25, 2021 1:33:44 PM / by WinCan

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.

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Download the Quick Guide: Mapping With WinCan

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 16, 2021 10:59:49 AM / by WinCan

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.

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Integration Spotlight: Esri

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 9, 2021 11:26:35 AM / by WinCan

More than ever before, municipalities are working to build digital models of their sewer networks that reveal the intricacies of both form and function. GIS mapping software has become an essential tool in this endeavor, and for many sewer professionals, Esri’s ArcGIS stands out as the pinnacle of geographic information systems.

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Creating a Flexible Sewer Inspection Workflow

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 11, 2021 4:19:13 PM / by WinCan

Sewer inspection workflows vary from one municipality to the next. They are often built around the structure of the inspection team, but equipment, budget and the size of a sewer system all play an important role in determining what workflow makes the most sense for a given community. With so many different inspection, asset management and mapping solutions on the market today, there is no end to the possibilities. Take a look at the workflows below to get an idea of how WinCan workflows compare to more traditional, manual workflows.

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Data Visualization Informs, Enhances Sewer Inspection

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 1, 2021 5:15:59 PM / by WinCan

Data takes on new meaning when it’s laid out on a map. Heat maps, iconography and geographical features all help build a clearer picture. The human brain naturally processes images differently than it does letters and numbers, allowing us to gain a unique understanding of data sets and how they interact with each other. In the world of wastewater management, mapping data can make it easier to understand where a sewer system is located, as well as potential risks to the community and infrastructure. 

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3D Modeling for Sewer System Analysis

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2021 5:05:59 PM / by WinCan

Municipalities often have hundreds of thousands of assets to keep track of. Without an accurate record of each one, its location and its condition, it’s impossible for engineers and operators to properly plan maintenance and expansion. However, advances in inspection and analysis methods are changing the way we understand the infrastructure that is under our feet, giving us the ability to visualize collection system layout and capacity like never before.

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Proactive Approach Keeps Operations in Rural Iowa Town Thriving

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 21, 2019 12:42:41 PM / by WinCan

Atlantic, Iowa’s vibrant, historic downtown and community traditions keep the past close, but that hasn’t stopped it from 

modernizing and updating its utility operations.

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Correlating Sewer Data to Geographic Features Yields New Insights

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 27, 2019 7:38:00 AM / by WinCan

Utilizing inspection data to manage a wastewater system is a big task. With so many system assets (pipes, manholes, laterals) and so many factors that influence their performance, the amount of data collected can overwhelm even the most experienced manager. WinCan helps you correlate data to real world factors in order to distill insights, develop practical maintenance strategies and maximize your budget. The applications are numerous, and evolving mapping technologies promise to expand on them in the future.

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Earthquake Resilience for Wastewater Operators

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 28, 2018 11:00:00 AM / by WinCan

Water and wastewater systems are a vital aspect of our daily lives, and any upset to these systems can have a ripple effect that impacts entire communities. That’s why it’s essential for water utility companies in earthquake zones to understand the threat these disasters pose to their systems and adequately prepare for emergency situations. To minimize damage and decrease recovery time, municipalities need to take an active role in earthquake preparation.

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Take WinCan's Sewer Trivia: Mapping Edition

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 24, 2018 4:56:18 PM / by WinCan

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