Marlboro Water Co. (MWC), established in 1972, is a small water company nestled in the Pee Dee area of South Carolina. For nearly 40 years, MWC has served the community of Marlboro County and surrounding industrial neighbors. When they were faced with the need to reduce ongoing operating and administrative costs while increasing efficiency, Marlboro Water Co. turned to a SCADA solution that, by far, exceeded their expectations.
When Walter Mahoney of The Louis Berger Group Inc. needed a cost-effective solution to monitor a landfill gas flare at a former solid waste disposal facility in Rhode Island, he found the perfect fit with the Mission model M-800. He needed real-time alerts to ensure that the gas flare was operating and methane gas was not migrating from the landfill. He also needed to monitor gas flow, stack temperature and the level of water in a condensate recovery tank.
Since adding Mission M110 RTUs to 40 lift stations, Lenawee County, Mich., has saved time, manpower and money. As county drain commissioner, Stephen May runs a utility responsible for maintaining 707 separate drainage districts encompassing more than 1,500 miles of drains.
Mission has helped him reduce site inspections, find holes in riser pumps more quickly, and resolve a major billing dispute with the power company.
Most people, not just golfers, recognize the name Pebble Beach, Calif., as one of the premier residential communities in the nation. Nestled on the shoreline and bluffs of the California Monterey peninsula, Pebble Beach is home to hundreds of multimillion-dollar estates and some of the most meticulously maintained golf courses in the world. One course, the Pebble Beach golf links, hosts the annual Pebble Beach Pro/Am golf tournament.
San Juan Island, Wash., is a popular resort destination where the population fluctuates with the season and the arrival of Orca whales and salmon. To get to the island, one must first drive an hour north of Seattle to the city of Anacortes. From there, take a two-hour ferry ride through a 130-island group to arrive at the 20-mile-long San Juan Island, which is at the waterway entrance to Puget Sound.
Managing a Critical Supply With Limited Resources