It’s impossible to ignore the impact that AI is having on utility management and the wastewater industry. Municipalities and contractors that have gotten their hands on the technology are already seeing returns, and while adoption may be gradual, forward-thinking decision-makers are educating themselves and their teams about where AI could fit into operation and maintenance workflows.
When Sewermatics hit the market in 2021, it changed the way inspection teams thought about condition assessment and coding. Suddenly, utilities could offload thousands of inspections for processing through WinCan’s AI engine, and results started turning major workflow backlogs into safely stored, ready-to-use sewer data. Entering 2023, Sewermatics AI scanning has come to WinCan’s cloud environment to deliver a sewer inspection experience that both expedites workflows and alleviates workloads.
Since its launch, Sewermatics has set the standard for innovative applications of AI in the wastewater industry. Accurate, organized data is essential to sewer maintenance, and WinCan has combined digital workflows with cloud-based integrations to ensure data is always where it needs to be. Sewermatics takes that data a step further, processing and coding inspection media with unrivaled speed and efficiency.
When AIMS companies set out in 2007 to build a turnkey operation providing municipal and industrial inspection and cleaning services, they had no idea just how much sewer data their hard work would create. Today, they operate out of 17 locations across the United States and provide a wide range of municipal wastewater services. Among their most popular offerings is manhole inspection, which has seen increased demand in recent years. As a result, project completion rates increased and datasets began to swell.
Artificial intelligence is only as good as the people who create it. This is true not only for the algorithm, but the inspection data that helps train it.
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.
WinCan has continued its innovative approach to sewer inspection by releasing new products and services this year. From powerful AI defect coding to entirely cloud-based inspection workflows, 2021 has been a full year for the development team at WinCan, and we are looking forward to an even better year in 2022.
The WinCan Web Flex media bucket enables inspection teams to bring any photos and videos related to a project into one easily-accessible, cloud-based location. Often, inspection teams face the challenges of working on several job sites throughout the day, which means inspection footage needs to be organized and stored securely according to different work orders. The media bucket ensures that media is ready when it’s needed and easily attached to an inspection for review.
Web Flex brings more flexibility to the WinCan Web cloud solution, allowing users to create, edit and code inspection data from anywhere, anytime. With more freedom in their workflow, sewer teams can complete jobs more quickly and safely, benefiting from easier media uploading and an intuitive online defect coding experience.
WinCan Web Flex gives operators the freedom to code inspections anywhere, anytime, producing a fast, seamless workflow. In an increasingly-digital industry, this cloud-based solution allows you to create projects, add sections, log observations and customize reports from any internet-enabled device. Between Sewermatics' AI-powered coding and the cloud-based Web Flex, defect coding is more accessible and automated than ever before.