Intelligent Sewage Control

Managing sewage like traffic thanks to data(Derrick Harris, GIGAOM, Aug.30, 2012)

Also discussed here: Report sounds alarm on aging infrastructure(CBC News, Sep. 11, 2012)

Today, we look at an article that describes how South Bend, a city in the USA, reduced sewage overflow problems from 27 to one per year and saved $114 million, using a combination of sensors and intelligent monitoring and control, much as how traffic is managed with intelligent traffic lights, for example. This would be of interest to those cities, such as Ottawa in Canada, which is trying to reduce pollution reaching nearby rivers and streams by constructing large holding ponds at a cost of several hundred million dollars. The same approach could be used to monitor and control water leakage, another major and growing issue in cities with antique piping infrastructures.

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