U.S. EPA: Communications Systems for Smart Utility Infrastructure

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Smart utility infrastructure includes monitoring systems that collect data throughout a water distribution system, such as sensors deployed for Online Water Quality Monitoring and Enhanced Security Monitoring. To effectively use this data, it must be transmitted from remote locations to a data repository. This webinar will discuss considerations for evaluating and selecting communications systems that meet the unique requirements of smart utility infrastructure. The webinar will conclude with a case study and a look ahead at emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things, peer-to-peer connectivity, and at the edge processing.

Presented by Nelson Mix (U.S. EPA, Water Security Division) and Reese Johnson (Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati)

Please note that webinar access information will be provided prior to the event.

If you require special accommodations, please contact Steve Allgeier at Allgeier.Steve@epa.gov by 7/10/2018 to make arrangements.

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Organizer U.S. EPA, WSD, Water Quality Surveillance and Response Program

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EPA designed a Water Quality Surveillance and Response System (SRS) for drinking water utilities that employs multiple components to detect water quality incidents with potential public health and economic consequences. If distribution system contamination is detected, response plans guide actions intended to minimize consequences. An SRS can be implemented by drinking water utilities to improve their ability to detect and respond to undesirable water quality changes. EPA intends the design of an SRS to be flexible and adaptable based on a utility’s goals and the resources available to support implementation and operation of the system.

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