City is one of the most popular tourist areas in the United States.
Beyond being a popular ski destination, every January thousands of movie
fans flock to the city to check out the best independent cinema has to
offer at the Sundance
Film Festival. For the city’s water utility, providing effective
water service for both residents and tourists can be a major production.
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Park City uses the battery-powered Sensus® Smart Gateway Sensor Interface to connect to a variety of applications in locations where no power or land-based communications are available. (Photo: Business Wire)
“We have about 8,000 residents in Park City, but it’s more like 30,000
with tourism factored in and it can be much higher when big events come
to town,” said Park City Water Resources Manager Jason Christensen.
“We’re constantly punching above our weight in terms of water services.”
To extend the benefits of its Sensus advanced
metering infrastructure (AMI), Park City decided it was time to look
deeper into its water distribution data. Christensen and his team sought
an affordable solution that could combat water loss and help the city
proactively respond to issues with water pressure and flow.
Park City wanted to extend its water pressure and flow monitoring to
remote sites that had no power or land-based communications. The city’s
water team conducted a pilot program with the battery-powered Sensus®
Smart Gateway Sensor Interface at two pressure reducing valve (PRV)
sites. Soon after deployment, the city’s customer service team noticed
an issue when the distribution pressure downstream of one of the PRVs
began to spike.
“The alarm went off and you could see the failure happening in
real-time,” said Christensen. “The issue was resolved without incident,
but it was a lesson for us in just how impactful the system could be.”
In addition to helping staff respond quickly to issues, the Sensus Smart
Gateway solution increases the city’s level of service. Park City is
planning to extend to 24 more sites in the coming months.
“While the added connectivity enhances operational performance, it will
also help us get smarter as a utility,” said Christensen. “As we monitor
more sites, we’ll be able to store the data and use it as a resource for
ongoing asset management and water loss reduction.”
Read the full case
study to learn more about Park City’s deployment of the Smart
Gateway solution and how they plan to use it to benefit the community.
Sensus helps a wide range of public service providers—from utilities to
cities to industrial complexes and campuses—do more with their
infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities. We
enable our customers to reach farther through the application of
technology and data-driven insights that deliver efficiency and
responsiveness. We partner with them to anticipate and respond to
evolving business needs with innovation in sensing and communications
technologies, data analytics and services. Learn more at sensus.com
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