Santa Clara to improve water services with SCADA system for Super Bowl 50

Aug. 26, 2015
In an effort to better manage its water and wastewater services before Super Bowl 50, the City of Santa Clara -- the host city for the big game -- has awarded an $8.6-million contract to Trimark Associates to deliver a working SCADA system as a solution.

FOLSOM, CA, Aug. 26, 2015 -- In an effort to better manage its water and wastewater services before Super Bowl 50, the City of Santa Clara -- the host city for the big game -- has awarded an $8.6-million contract to Trimark Associates, a provider of measurement, monitoring and communications solutions, to deliver a working supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system as a solution.

The City of Santa Clara Water and Sewer Utilities has contracted with Trimark to deliver the SCADA Renovation project, which includes constructing, configuring and commissioning a range of improvements to its SCADA system and a new wireless telecommunications network. This system is responsible for controlling processes related to potable water treatment and distribution, recycled water and sewage treatment.

Accordingly, the utility is responsible for water supply and wastewater removal for Santa Clara, which includes Levi's Stadium, where NFL teams will play the Super Bowl. The portion of the project that directly impacts the stadium must be replaced before the game. Trimark will be supported by Westin Engineering as well as subject experts from Kenexis, Schneider Electric, Applied Technology Group, and Spatial Wave.

Santa Clara's Water and Sewer Utilities operates and maintains the city's potable water, recycled water and sewer collections systems. This new, secure SCADA system will replace an existing control system that has reached the end of its useful life. The new SCADA system is designed to meet the future needs of the city as well as provide effective and efficient management of the water and sewer utilities.

The SCADA improvements will be deployed at 27 potable water well sites, seven sewer pump stations, four booster pump stations, one turnout, three operational control centers, and a kiosk at city hall to display real-time system data. Further, the project includes fabrication and installation of new control panels, which will be assembled at Trimark's UL certified facility.

The project encompasses extensive telecommunications improvements and expansion including a wireless network; upgraded physical and cybersecurity; and computer and software improvements including control logic, system configuration and interface screens. Once commissioned, the new SCADA system will be integrated with the city's computerized maintenance management system and geographical information system software.

The primary effort will last 12 months, with systems integration work extending an additional six months.

See also:

"Santa Clara Valley Water District to improve system management with smart water software"

"CA water purification plant wins prestigious Project of the Year Award"


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