Public Works Expo 2018

MD35 - Building a Smart Wastewater Network

Aug 27, 2018 4:00pm ‐ Aug 27, 2018 4:50pm


Studies show that, on average, 80% of collection system issues reside in 20% of the entire system. This presentation will discuss refined technologies for breaking the collection system into smaller basins or micro-detection of issues to aid in locating surcharging, overflows, and infiltration and inflow. Micro-detection can be accomplished quickly and inexpensively with low-cost sensors, wireless connectivity, high-speed analytics, and sensor driven cameras. These tools form the backbone of an intelligent wastewater network.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, you will be better able to: 

  • Budget for the costs of implementing a smart wastewater network.
  • Design and implement a smart wastewater network.
  • Plan for costs associated with using analytics for finding infiltration and inflow.


  • Brandon Freeman, PE, Associate Partner, TREKK Design Group, Kansas City, MO

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