Collection System Cleaning Optimization & SSO Prevention
The conventional practice of regularly scheduled collection system cleaning, especially with high frequency, is intended to lower instances sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). Yet, this practice incurs substantial operational cost, increased pipe wear and provides no SSO protection between cleanings.
SmartClean® is a process that uses smart, remote-monitoring technology to drive the cleaning process. Utilities benefit in three significant ways:
Collection systems are “blind spots” for most wastewater utilities.
This creates the need to clean at specific sites with a history and/or perceived risk of spills. A conservative
and well-intentioned wastewater manager often will increase cleaning frequency because not only does cleaning
reduce near-term risk, but more frequent visits to troubled sites gives more frequent information about the
With continuous SmartClean® monitoring creating visibility into the collection system, utilities can take a pro-active approach to cleaning maintenance, resulting in savings, risk-reduction and a more complete understanding of collection system’s behavior.
The use of SmartCover® monitors provide exceptional ability to gain collection system visibility
and drive maintenance programs with data. Users benefit with predictive trend tools that
transform work practices, favoring planning versus reacting. These practices lower costs, reduce
in-traffic risks, eliminate SSOs and preserve assets.
Watch this video on a discussion of the SmartClean™ approach for saving costs and reducing unnecessary cleaning by getting your sewer to "talk to you".