South Florida Water Management District awards $296,000 order to Sutron

The South Florida Water Management District has awarded Sutron Corporation a 23-month, $296,000 work order under a Science and Engineering Support Services Contract to model performance of all the Storm Water Treatment Areas within SFWMD's jurisdiction.

Feb. 16, 2004 --The South Florida Water Management District has awarded Sutron Corporation a 23-month, $296,000 work order under a Science and Engineering Support Services Contract to model performance of all the Storm Water Treatment Areas within SFWMD's jurisdiction.

The Storm Water Treatment Areas are part of the District's objectives described in the Long-Term Plan for Achieving Everglades Water Quality Goals.

The goal of the Everglades Program is to ensure that all waters discharged into the Everglades comply, basin-by-basin, with all state water quality standards by December 31, 2006.

Based on basin-specific feasibility studies that integrate information from research, regulation, and planning , the goal is to determine an ideal combination of Best Management Practices, optimized Stormwater Treatment Areas, advanced treatment technologies, and Water Preserve Areas to meet the final water quality objectives for the Everglades.

Sutron was chosen to perform hydraulic modeling using Finite Element Surface Water Modeling Systems software, developed at Brigham Young University in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration along with the Surface-Water Modeling System Version 7.0. The goal of this project is to gather more in-depth information on STA hydraulics so that water managers can make improved operational decisions.

As of the end of the first year of the SFWMD Science and Engineering Support Services Contract, Sutron has received four work orders totaling $1,213,711. The contract remains in force through FY 2007.

Sutron's hydrological and meteorological equipment, systems and software collect, store, and transmit data from extreme locales to Pocket PCs and desktop/laptop computers to anywhere on on earth by satellite, internet, radio or telephone communications. Sutron designs, manufactures, installs, and supports systems for numerous applications including weather, floods, water level and quality, dams, irrigation.


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