The Town of Edson is finding success with the use of new sensors on specific manhole covers throughout the community.
SmartCover sensors are placed strategically around town to monitor sewer flows and take a proactive approach in mitigating backups.
This strategy has already proved successful as it prevented at least one possible backup, which was cleared before anyone was affected. Crews are also able to capture rainfall data in inches-per-hour and compare that to the sewer flow. This has been helpful in adjusting the sewer cleaning locations and schedule.
In another case, crews discovered a broken broom handle during a camera inspection as the SmartCover detected some abnormal rise and fall behaviour. This could have caused some major drainage issues down the road.
Reducing backups has been a priority and the Town of Edson is excited with the early benefits of this program. Currently there are 5 smart covers in use throughout the community.