Lift stations are remote pumping facilities that move wastewater from lower to higher elevations. Monitoring lift stations is important for collection system operators to obtain real-time alarms on pump failures; wet well overflow; station tampering or vandalism; AC power failure; power failure; and excessive pump temperature and/or vibration. It also ensures pumps are functioning properly and sized correctly, optimizing energy efficiency, and tracks station flows.
With its major business district and residential developments flanking the Thames River, London, ON, began to recognize the issues inherent in its aging combined sewer system as early as the 1950s. The scattered sewers, built 100 years earlier, addressed water management issues in specific areas but were not constructed to function as a complete system.
Many small municipalities rely on nearby cities for their wastewater treatment. However, these towns and counties—which often are wide in square miles but narrow in population—are responsible for monitoring their own flow to find local problems in wastewater volumes and correct them before they lead to excess flows.
Badger Meter Inc. announced it will enter into a strategic partnership with Telog Instruments Inc., a developer and manufacturer of remote data acquisition systems that provides turnkey monitoring solutions to water and energy utilities. The mutually exclusive relationship will enable Badger Meter to sell water distribution system monitoring products from Telog Instruments as value-added tools to complement the Badger Meter Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) solution in the North American water utility market.
Telog showcased a lift station monitoring system at WEFTEC.09
At WEFTEC.09 (booth #4421) Telog showcased a lift station monitoring that can typically be installed at 1/3 the cost of SCADA. The Telog system provides real-time alarming and notification via SMS text or email, time-stamp event data, trend data, station flow history, pump cycle data, pumping rate history, pump energy efficiency history and site diagnostics. Data is transferred wirelessly to your host computer for web viewing.