The Problem

The cost to maintain and resolve blockages in waste and storm water systems can cost cities millions of dollars each year.  In addition to the costs are the environmental, health and safety risks to the public. The nature of accessing difficult to reach pipes and infrastructure, along with the wide variety of factors that can cause chokes, leaves the traditional maintenance programs of preventative and reactive maintenance ineffective in networks that span thousands of kilometres.

The Solution

By applying artificial intelligence and machine learning models to the live and historical data, VROC is able to predict the future condition of the pipe network to assist in the maintenance planning and prioritization of repairs and inspections. 

For water treatment plants, the VROC Smart Cities Management Platform can monitor water quality to provide live real time optimum set-points for chemical dosing.
 
VROC can also integrate with the live local weather forecasts to predict surges in storm water volumes, assisting with insights to help avoid significant events and failures.

 

VROC waste and storm water analytics platform

The Results

The results from the application of Smart Waste and Storm Water management have a direct bottom line effect on the city, as well as benefits for the community and the environment, including the following; 

  • Improved decision making

  • Optimization of allocation of personnel and resources

  • Forecast and predict waste and storm water chokes

  • Enable more efficient allocation of city funds and resources

  • Improve compliance with health and environmental regulations

  • Optimize chemical dosing at water treatment plant to reduce wastage (see case study)

  • Reduce disruptions cased by overflows

  • Reduce the social, reputational and environmental impact of sewer chokes

  • Analyse and optimize sewer performance

 

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