In order to determine if a fast and consistent return on investment could be achieved for SmartCover Systems, the San Antonio Water System participated in a one-year study during which time their cleaning maintenance programs were driven by these monitors. SmartCover remote field monitoring units were installed on 10 high frequency cleanout sites and cleaned only when SmartCover alerted them that cleaning was necessary. Here is what happened:
San Antonio Water System: During the 12-month test period, SAWS performed only seven cleanings based upon the monitoring and trend analysis (five at a single problematic site). This compares with the 120 cleanings that would have been called for under normal HFC scheduling, which represents a drop of 94% of scheduled cleanings.