ADS Environmental Services Installs 136 Monitors in 14 Days to Keep San Diego’s System In Operation
ADS Environmental Services, the leader in full-service sewer flow monitoring, announces the successful installation of San Diego’s Monitoring and Event Notification Project. Selected in June ’05 for technical merit, project plan, and price, ADS has already completed the first phase of the project--136 permanent monitors delivered, installed with wireless and tele-metered communication, and activated with IntelliServe‘ web-hosted system within 14 calendar days of receipt of Notice to Proceed.
The City of San Diego needed to install a new flow monitoring network without losing any data in the transition. This was a critical issue for San Diego as reliable data was key to a successful billing year in FY2006 and a consent decree requirement. ADS was selected for the project because they had the best proposal.
“Our company structure and size allow us to deploy a large number of devices more rapidly than anyone else,” states Hal Kimbrough, Director of Operations for ADS Corporation. “A job of this magnitude depends upon the near instant availability of a wide range of talent, from hardware and software engineers and web systems analysts to data analysts and field technicians. Our local installation team drew upon our resources across the globe – from North Carolina to Sydney, Australia.”
The installation and activation of the network within two calendar weeks was a commitment ADS made in the negotiation of the contract, yet one that San Diego had to see to believe. All monitors installed are intrinsically safe and installations took place in dense metropolitan areas, military bases, and difficult-to-access canyons. Pipe sizes on this project ranged from 8 to 108 in. and flow velocities varied from 1/8 ft/sec to over 9 ft/sec. Other installation challenges included high gas levels requiring extraordinary ventilation and night-time installations to avoid high traffic areas and dangerously high flows.