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CSO Monitoring and Reporting

CSO Monitoring & Reporting

Most combined sewer communities struggle with regulatory and budgetary concerns for necessary collection system flow, rainfall, and wet weather monitoring programs. ADS has developed the most cost-effective, highly efficient, technology-based system for CSO monitoring and reporting. This includes measurement and reporting of overflow duration and quantity for individual events. 

Rainfall amounts have adverse effects on collection systems.  From a lack of flow in Combined systems to overflow through I&I in Sanitary and Combined systems, rainfall can cause untold stress on aged systems. Knowing the total rainfall throughout the year, being able to compare to typical yearly levels is key to managing the aging infrastructure of a containment system.  

As rainfall continues, the total amount of rain exceeds the infiltration capacity of the soil causing the flow of water into the pathway of least resistance.  By understanding the rainfall, network operators can understand, evaluate and address the issues that come from excessive amounts of rainfall leading to I&I. 


is when untreated wastewater is released causing pollution of waterways, basements and communities. Cased by heavy, intense or prolonged rainfall, excess wet weather flow has to be diverted to avoid upstream flooding. In doing this, untreated water is discharged into the environment, causing adverse human health, environmental and aesthetic impacts. 

CSOs can be a major source of water pollution in communities served by Combined Sewer Systems. These systems serve over 43 million people in approximately 1,100 communities nationwide.

CSO monitoring is complicated by tidal or receiving water intrusion, as well as overflow events. These create hydraulic complexities that require experience to set up an effective monitoring plan. Data interpretation also can be highly complex, requiring expert hydraulic analysis and comprehensive software tools to report CSO events. ADS has developed a monitoring system incorporating all of these features, including the ability to automate these features on a site-by-site basis.
ADS offers the latest flow and level monitoring technology, unparalleled CSO field experience, and the most comprehensive data management, reporting, and notification tools for a one-stop compliance monitoring solution.

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The entire flow of the containment system is greatly affected by flow and can require particularly in the case of a containment systems that are under considerable stress, the need to determine flow.  This needs to be done in order to control the level of movement along with the viscosity that the system can encounter.

The ADS Triton+ provides flow monitoring with a strong solution of sensors that are tailored to the specific needs of the monitoring.  


Level Monitoring is the process of determining flow patterns based on the level of water within the system.  Large influxes after rainfall events can point to I&I, while consistently producing an altered flow can be a sign of root infiltration or cracks in the pipe.  All leading to water being where it should not – inside the containment system.  

The ADS Echo provides a comprehensive analysis of the level in real time.  This allows management of issues without having to go through extensive construction to find the problem.  

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The ADS RainAlert III is a cost-effective, wireless rain gauge that alerts operators digitally when rainfall intensity exceeds a critical threshold.  Priced for deployment as a stand-alone unit or part of a comprehensive monitoring network, the enclosure is suitable for ground-level, pole-mount or rooftop installation.  The RainAlert III connects to virtually any tipping bucket.  Rainfall totals are time stamped and stored at one-minute intervals or greater based on customer supplied specifications.  It is easily configured and managed using Prism allowing almost instantaneous access of alarm and rain data.

The RainAlert III provides rainfall data acquisition along with intelligent alarming to support wastewater capital improvements, operations, maintenance and regulatory compliance.

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The most important aspect of Rainfall Analysis is being able to determine actionable engagement once the information is obtained.  Knowing what the next steps are is the quickest way to find a solution.

Prism by ADS is the industry-leading solution for turning data into action. Cost-effective engagement that is meant to provide you with the best actionable solution.  

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D-Site is the single solution for every single monitoring solution.  With the comprehensive solution, you can stop worrying about budgets and monitoring equipment and start responding to problems faster and smarter. D-Site is the comprehensive solution for level monitoring service for providing accurate and timely measurement within your collection system. Intelligent alarms warn you before an overflow occurs so you can respond quickly. Reliable data empowers you to analyze your collection system performance and plan for the future wisely. 

ADS Solutions are combined with PRISM to create the comprehensive solution to your challenges.  With over four decades of experience navigating the rigorous regulatory environment through changing needs, ADS is your trusted solution provider.  ADS has a name that is synonymous with cost-effective, safe solutions that bring actionable results.  Find out how to take uncertainty out of your daily routine by contacting us today to learn how ADS can bring our trusted solution to your needs.  

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