Capacity Management

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Capacity Management

Capacity Management

Formal Capacity Management Operation & Maintenance (CMOM) requirements for proper sewer system management were introduced at the Federal level in 2001. Since then, increasing pressure from Federal, State and local Regulatory Boards and Agencies in conjunction with fiscal requirements regarding proper Asset Management have caused heightened degree of scrutiny regarding the proper management of collection systems.

ADS’s accurate and reliable flow monitoring is relied upon to understand actual system performance during all seasons, to predict wet weather performance and to spot bottlenecks and O&M problems. When due care is taken to implement flow monitoring studies, numerous benefits are realized including the use of the flow data to generate powerful Scattergraphs that “tell the complete story” about system capacity at each monitored location. The extent of information available from a well-constructed capacity management flow-monitoring program consistently saves collection system operators many times the cost of the flow monitoring.

capacity management

A sanitary sewer collection system is a vital element of any community’s infrastructure and a critical component of the wastewater treatment process. The nation’s sanitary sewer infrastructure has been built over time using a variety of materials, design standards, installation techniques, and maintenance practices. As this valuable infrastructure ages, the importance of preventive and predictive maintenance increases.

The capacity needs of a collection system change over time – as a system ages, as additional connections are made, and as water usage changes. Different programs and approaches are used to assess and address capacity issues. It is often challenging to maintain aging, costly resources and help to accommodate new city expansions. Lack of or inadequate planning for city expansions may overburden your collection system.

Challenges of Capacity Management ​

Plan properly for city expansions or you may overburden your collection system. If the pipes supporting the collection system are too old or too small for a large influx of people, it could result in increased blockages and crumbling pipes(I&I).

The ADS Difference​

Gain a holistic understanding of system capacity. Use tools designed for the highest accuracy. Benchmark actual sewer performance to design guidance. Drive capacity decisions to support master planning and new development.​

Challenges of Capacity Management

Plan properly for city expansions or you may overburden your collection system. If the pipes supporting the collection system are too old or too small for a large influx of people, it could result in increased blockages and crumbling pipes(I&I).

The ADS Difference

Gain a holistic understanding of system capacity. Use tools designed for the highest accuracy. Benchmark actual sewer performance to design guidance. Drive capacity decisions to support master planning and new development.

ADS Solutions

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ADS offers Sewer System Evaluation Surveys (SSES). We have more experience in sewer diagnostic and field investigation activities than any other company in the industry. We have the resources and personnel to effectively manage the inventory, condition, and performance analysis required for successful SSES projects. The ADS team has successfully performed hundreds of Consent Order driven projects. Throughout our history, ADS has managed SSES programs through a unique, systematic approach utilizing quality-controlled tasks including, flow monitoring, dye water testing, manhole inspections, flow isolations, and smoke testing.

The focus of our methodology is to perform targeted SSES work so that our clients spend less money on expensive rehabilitation and construction efforts while maximizing removal of I/I. ADS invests significant time and effort in training programs and resources to ensure its project personnel are adequately equipped with the appropriate knowledge and skills to perform their job at the highest capacity. In addition to the extensive training provided to the field staff, ADS requires that their SSES project managers follow ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System, which includes a project management plan.

Now all flow monitoring networks can receive the field service expertise of ADS Environmental Services. With over 39 years experience as the leader in wastewater flow monitoring, ADS has commissioned permanent flow monitoring networks across the world. Whether a small network of five monitors or a large network of over 500, ADS offers comprehensive field services to support the proper installation and operation of all flow monitor networks. Field services supplied by ADS under an annual service program are comprised of the following tasks:

  •     Periodic site confirmations to ensure proper operation of sensors
  •     Quarterly site maintenance to clean sensors
  •     Site visits as required, when automated diagnostic input from the monitor indicates problems
  •     Battery replacement
  •     Failed sensor replacement

Certified ADS Field Services

Customers with ADS field maintenance services reap the benefits of our expertly managed program, experiencing exceptional uptime benefits. ADS currently maintain uptime of better than 96% for monitors under annual service agreements. Our field procedures are managed under ISO9001 Quality Management Systems. All field technicians and managers undergo extensive training programs requiring individual certification prior to eligibility for ADS field work.

In support of our flow monitoring projects, our engineering staff specializes in statistical analysis and data interpretation reporting services capturing system-wide and sub-basin sewer performance intelligence for a myriad of applications. These comprehensive capacity-based reports fall into these general areas:

  • Collection system flow data
  • Collection system rainfall data
  • Collection system flow and rainfall correlations for I/I studies
  • Sewer System Evaluation Surveys (SSES)

Reliable Collection System Insight for Decision Making

A staff of engineering professionals experienced in sewer flow hydraulics provide clients with an array of standard analytical reports. These reports detail capacity and performance issues related to specific pipe reaches, mini-basin or basin-by-basin comparisons. Customers apply these reports to I/I reduction and removal, planning, annexation and regulatory compliance.

In support of our flow monitoring projects, our engineering staff specializes in statistical analysis and data interpretation reporting services capturing system-wide and sub-basin sewer performance intelligence for a myriad of applications. These comprehensive capacity-based reports fall into these general areas:

  • Collection system flow data
  • Collection system rainfall data
  • Collection system flow and rainfall correlations for I/I studies
  • Sewer System Evaluation Surveys (SSES)

Reliable Collection System Insight for Decision Making

A staff of engineering professionals experienced in sewer flow hydraulics provide clients with an array of standard analytical reports. These reports detail capacity and performance issues related to specific pipe reaches, mini-basin or basin-by-basin comparisons. Customers apply these reports to I/I reduction and removal, planning, annexation and regulatory compliance.

These are the ideal tools for planning to expand your city and determining the capacity of your existing pipes.

This is how you manage and prioritize your crumbling pipes.

ADS Solutions combined with PRISM to create the comprehensive solution to your challenges.  With over four decades of experience navigating the rigorous regulatory environment through changing needs, ADS is your trusted solution provider.  ADS has a name that is synonymous with cost-effective, safe solutions that bring actionable results.  Find out how to take uncertainty out of your daily routine by contacting us today to learn how ADS can bring our trusted solution to your needs.  

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