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.