Seattle CSO program selects FlowWorks, ADS partnership for flow-monitoring services

Nov. 4, 2010
SEATTLE, WA, Nov. 4, 2010 -- Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) selected the team of ADS Environmental Services and FlowWorks to handle flow monitoring and data management for its combined sewer overflow (CSO) program...
Seattle Public Utilities team hard at work analyzing data from a combined sewer overflow (CSO) monitoring station. Laura Reed (r.) CSO Lead, Source Control and Monitoring Team for Seattle Public Utilities uses the FlowWorks data management program to analyze flow and level. Gillian Woodward, PE (c.), Senior Project Engineer, ADS Environmental Services, helps with analysis, while Timothy Hicks, President of FlowWorks Inc., monitors progress.

SEATTLE, WA, Nov. 4, 2010 -- Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) selected the team of ADS Environmental Services and FlowWorks to handle flow monitoring and data management for its combined sewer overflow (CSO) program. FlowWorks' proven data platform will be used to deliver consistent data to all users for improved collaboration, faster problem solving and shortened response times.

ADS was the incumbent with a strong track record, having provided excellent flow-servicing, engineering, and a high degree of data integrity to the utility for the past 5 years. When the contract came up for rebid, SPU leadership recognized the need to add a robust data-delivery and work order management system to the program. Responsive to their customer, and desiring to build on past success, ADS teamed with FlowWorks to add the data-delivery component. ADS knew FlowWorks' data management platform was capable of securely managing and delivering large quantities of remote data to a broad range of user groups. It proved to be exactly what SPU was looking for.

FlowWorks' data management service is a secure, internet-based platform for gathering, analyzing and managing water, sewer, rainfall and other remote data. It is hardware neutral, accepting data from any flow meter or manufacturer's data system, as well as SCADA, historic and manual data. The FlowWorks suite contains a powerful graphing engine, storage for all forms of meta data, event alarms and analysis capabilities including I&I and rainfall IDF. SPU chose FlowWorks to gather all their data into one place so CSO events could be analyzed quickly, understood, and then communicated to all users. Operating in near-real time, SPU's new FlowWorks service easily loads 2 years of 5-minute data from the server in under 6 seconds.

FlowWorks is the platform of choice for municipalities, utilities and industrial clients seeking to manage, analyze and understand large quantities of remote data quickly, and securely communicate the results to a broad audience. ADS and SPU chose FlowWorks to add robust data-delivery and comprehensive work order management to an already-excellent CSO monitoring program.

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FlowWorks Inc. is the leader in secure, web-based delivery of remote data to utilities, municipalities and industrial clients. The FlowWorks platform has been up and serving client data continuously since 2005, and has achieved an uptime score well in excess of 99% during that time. FlowWorks is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and operates data servers in the United States, Canada, and soon in the United Kingdom.

ADS LLC develops and provides technology-based flow measurement products and services for the water, wastewater, and hydroelectric industries through four divisions, ADS Environmental Services, Hydra-Stop, Accusonic Technologies, and IETG. ADS pioneered the industry's first flow monitoring hardware and software products over 35 years ago and today continues to provide the highest quality products and services to its clients. The Company is headquartered in Huntsville, AL and is an IDEX Water & Wastewater Business.


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