Wastewater & Municipal Water Control Systems
Our quality control, process automation, engineering and design-build construction experts have been serving the municipal water supply and wastewater industries since 1980. Our team offers elite credentials that help clients address system performance and quality control issues across a comprehensive spectrum of industry-specific processes. We encourage municipal owners to give design-build project delivery strong consideration, in states where such projects are allowed, because of the proven cost and schedule benefits.
Safety, efficiency, and reliability are the three pillars of a well-designed municipal water/wastewater system. Our engineering and project management team leverages extensive experience in system design best practices, supported by an ever-evolving understanding of established and emerging technological tools.
Today, municipal water/wastewater systems are typically controlled and monitored by a network of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and operator terminals. These central control systems must be carefully engineered for accuracy and user friendliness, and telemetry (radio/cellular) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) technologies need to be carefully integrated for unified performance.
We help clients achieve these objectives through value engineering, extensive simulation testing, thorough documentation practices, and proven long-term maintenance strategies. Our extensive credentials are supported by Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) certification, and we offer particular expertise in remote telemetry, pump controls, blower systems, and PLC/HMI programming.
Municipal Water Treatment & Distribution Services
Our specific experience includes successful projects in the following areas:
- Well and surface source pumps
- Filter consoles
- Purification systems
- Chemical treatment
- Reverse osmosis
- In-plant and remote pump controls
- Tank level monitoring
Waste Water Collection and Treatment Applications
Our specific waste water industry experience includes successful projects in the following areas:
- Raw sewage lift stations
- Aeration basins
- Dissolved oxygen controls
- Dewatering & effluent systems
- Grit & grease removal
Many municipalities are turning to this approach for addressing ongoing needs for water/wastewater plants. Such agreements provide reliable and consistent performance in a timely manner with controllable and predictable cost structures. A draft agreement is customized based on discussions with the municipality regarding their specific needs. The agreements may cover all types of work activity on all of their control systems, including emergency support and training of operations personnel. Term lengths and renewal conditions are part of the negotiations.
Following are examples of recent projects.
Cary, NC--Water Treatment Plant: A multi-platform legacy controls migration project that included PLC control panels, PLC/HMI programming, testing, electrical installation, panel modifications, startup, and commissioning; with a SCADA network incorporating communication traffic control and network security. We served as general contractor and maintained uninterrupted operations of their working plant.
Ft. Polk, LA--Two new wastewater treatment plants: $2.3 million project to design, build, and install control systems for two wastewater treatment facilities for this military base. Included field instrumentation, PLC panels, computer hardware and software, spare parts, and O&M documentation.During the installation, startup, and commissioning phase, we performed a detailed I/O checkout, calibration of all field instruments, and verification of communications and functional control strategies.
St. Bernard Parish, LA--SCADA/CAMO Panel Project: Established a cellular SCADA telemetry system for a network of more than one hundred remote lift stations, drainage pumps, and water towers, bring all elements into a singel network. The system uses a DNP3 communication protocol and provides a store-and-forward capability to the SCADA system located at the water treatment plant and the Munster wastewater treatment plant. Included new field instrumentation, HMI configuration, and electrical installation.
Town of Cary, NC--Tier 1 Pump Station Upgrades: Provided pump control panels and RTU panels for eight pump stations. Included PLC/HMI programming, field instrumentation, operator interface terminals, electrical installation, factory/field testing, startup and commissioning services, and owner training.
South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)--Command and Control Center North Shore Path Automation: We served as the prime contractor for this project to convert five North Shore pump stations from manual to automated operation. This involved modification of the five stations for local and wide area remote SCADA operations, with main access and control from a new command and control center (C&CC). Project included physical upgrades to communication structures to accommodate microwave communications. Included electronic safety and security (ESS) systems at each pump station, made up of surveillance cameras, fire alarms, electronic access, and intrusion alarms. For more complete project description, see our case study.
To discuss your specific needs in detail or obtain a cost proposal, please contact a Revere client services representative by phone or email.