Sacramento Sewer District to Use IBM Maximo Software

SRCSD Plant Control Center

Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District has installed IBM software to manage its wastewater treatment plant along with nearly 100 miles of interceptor pipelines and 20 pump stations.

The Sacramento Area Sewer District, which collects wastewater from many Sacramento area homes and businesses, is using IBM software to help predict equipment problems in its wastewater collection system.

The software manages more than 400,000 assets in the system, such as 98 pump stations; 3,000 miles of mainlines; 1,300 miles of lower laterals; and 279,000 service connections. These sewer pipes and pump stations collect wastewater directly from homes and businesses before sending it to the wastewater treatment plant, run by the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District.

The Sacramento Area Sewer District is integrating IBM Maximo software with information from a mapping system, control meters, and observations from live video footage of the sewer pipes themselves.

Observations about the condition of sewer pipes collected from its closed-circuit television video inspection system can be evaluated against asset and maintenance data to help the engineers better assess the actual condition of the sewer pipes and equipment. Since the staff can also track all costs associated with operating and maintaining each asset, they are able to implement these strategies at the lowest cost.

Greater transparency reduces costs Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District uses the same software to manage its wastewater treatment plant along with nearly 100 miles of "interceptor" pipelines and 20 pump stations. On an average day, the treatment plant conveys and treats approximately 165 million gallons of wastewater – enough to fill a football field 40 stories high. "By using IBM Maximo software, the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District is able to provide an efficient service to our customers by saving money while meeting the goals for asset sustainability and environmental stewardship," said Dean Wyley, senior civil engineer at the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District. "If the pumping function failed, for example, there could be a high consequence with sewer backing up into homes, businesses, and into streets. Managing our pumps is very critical to operations. With IBM software, we can identify the risk associated with a particular pump and then respond accordingly."

comments powered by Disqus