Electrical and Instrumentation

The Electrical & Instrumentation Section supports the Operations and Maintenance Sections with network and system applications, electrical services, instrumentation installation and maintenance, network infrastructure, control system support, information system/application services, and the operations of the Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. The SCADA system, which is staffed 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week, insures that wastewater service is maintained to our customers by monitoring 39 treatment plants and over 380 lift station operations.

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SCADA is intended to monitor the entire system by utilizing various set points so that proactive actions may be taken. Currently 30,000 set points are monitored that approximately equates to 5,800 alarms. Alarms are when the various set points extend beyond the set point limits for a specified number of times, length of time, group of set points, or percentage of the limits.