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WISKI tracks trends unseen in SCADA alone; accurate, precise data informs water treatment & distribution operations

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Effective Data Management Offers More Control Beyond SCADA

While SCADA control systems remain critical to your operations, more and more utilities are shifting their focus. They are maximizing the true value of their collection systems by automating data synthesis, analysis and reporting.

Let's begin with SCADA, which automatically collects process control data in real-time, and a database of past performance. How can the cascade of information become manageable, understandable, and actionable? Trends and early warnings from thousands of data points can identify problem areas and customer service complaints before they arise. Apply customized and automated QA/QC rules to ensure a consistent source of high-quality data to make decisions and plan for the growth of your municipality or region.

As compliance reporting requirements have increased to 15-minute intervals, effective data management gives utilities a great advantage. Water Information Systems by KISTERS (WISKI) enables analysis of water quality parameters, often embedded in large volumes of control data, now in convenient graphs, charts, tables and more displays. Analytical routines can be defined and automated to regularly perform statistical summaries or run specific reports on different aspects of your water system.

The more information we get, the better. There's never too much information. It lets us know where we can improve because we can see what's going on..." says Curt Steffy, VP of Production at Aqua America

With WISKI, distill the very best value from all of your information whether its continuous, real time data or discrete sampling programs. Take a cost-effective approach to enhance operations. Unlock the potential of WISKI with a detailed list of features and benefits.

What's good to mix with WISKI?

  • Integrate LIMS, so water quality lab results can be further investigated with monitoring data on flows and levels.
  • Link arc GIS or location-based information to evaluate consistencies or differences from source water and entry points to distribution control points.
  • Rainfall data to anticipate CSOs and street flooding or better manage stormwater.

Water quality parameter values can be assigned quality codes and colors to conveniently monitor compliance and identify needs for further investigation.
Fig. 1 Assign colors to quality codes to easily identify which water quality parameters violate exceedance limits, or fall within compliance but are cause for concern. Assign comments or remarks to individual values or each sample.
Human machine interface (HMI) empowers water quality managers new abilities to chart lab results against continuous flow data and rainfall event totals.
Fig. 2 Sample lab results (e.g. total suspended solids symbolized as black triangles) can be charted against continuously monitored flow information (red hydrograph) and compared with custom-defined storm events (top and bottom graphs).