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You're Feeling the Pressure
From water pressure to financial pressure, communities today face a growing number of challenges in providing quality water and wastewater services.
- Infrastructure. The needs for water and wastewater infrastructure have never been greater. These needs fall into two major categories:
- Repair and Replacement of aging equipment and basic infrastructure,
- Expanding and Upgrading infrastructure to deal with new demands and requirements.
- Funding. While the needs have never been greater, the funding available to meet those needs is scarce.
- Operating Budgets are tight and the ability to raise revenue through local sources such as rates is limited.
- Capital Project funding is also tight (despite political rhetoric), the need is large and the process can be long and complex.
- Staffing. Water and wastewater systems are also facing the challenges of retaining and attracting a qualified workforce.
- Retirement and Attrition is a challenge as experienced operators are nearing retirement age and fililng open positions with quailfied people is difficult.
- As technology and operating requirements change, so do the skill sets and the type of knowledge required to manage the systems.
- Reporting and Compliance. Reporting requirements are also increasing in multiple areas, including:
- Environmental - as adoption and implementation of regulations is affecting even small systems, and;
- Operational - as operations get tighter and more information becomes available.
Automation and Control Solutions
Automation, control and remote access technologies can offer many benefits to communities and operators as they attempt to meet these and other challenges.
- Reduced Operating Expenses. Lower energy consumption, chemical usage, overtime, mileage and maintenance expenses - allowing you to get more from your current budgets.
- Improved System Performance and Integrity. Process efficiency and optimization, and equipment reliability and redundancy help your system to run better and you to sleep better.
- Extended Equipment Life. Control strategies that use alternating and modulating equipment use can reduce starts and stops, run times and wear and tear.
- More Information and Better Decision Making. Automated collection and remote access to the process and data allow for more (and more meaningful) information to be available and actions to be implemented.
However, the acquisition, implementation and operation of control systems can also represent some significant challenges.
- Can we afford it?
- Can we maintain it?
- Will we be getting the most out of our investment?
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Choosing the right partner for your automation and control needs can assure that you will be getting the maximum operational benefits and the most for your investment. Not all controls companies and system integrators are the same. When partnering with ICS Healy-Ruff, our clients experience the peace of mind that comes with solutions that deliver:
- Confidence. Professionally designed solutions utilizing the best products and technologies, completed on schedule, and supported over the life of the system.
- Ease-of-Use. Solutions developed based on our application knowledge and understanding of clients needs, resulting in intuitive operation and minimal maintenance.
- Long Term Support. Services from start-up through field and telephone support services, formal maintenance programs and upgrade solutions for legacy systems.
Return On Investment. Solutions that provide the maximum operational benefits of automation and control while lowering operating costs and extending the life capital investments.