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Geographic Information Systems for WWTP's
At our Wastewater Treatment Plant, we have constructed a Geographic Information System (GIS) database for all our piping and valves. It has been a great success; we have each pipe associated with its drawing, mapped all our buried utilities (piping, electrical, fiber optic, instrumentation), hyperlinked photos. We have constructed an online Map Viewer which shows all the piping, pumps, and valves across our entire Plant. We have dedicated two people, full time to this long-term endeavor. It is a great tool that helps our Ops & Maint staff easily become familiar with the piping layouts and valve locations, a training tool, and is used in emergencies to find which valve(s) to close. They no longer have to depend on the person who will retire soon for the answers.
I am looking for anyone else who has constructed a GIS for their Plant? please share your experience.