The greening of Gwinnett County
Where many pay only lip service to Green initiatives, Gwinnett County near Atlanta Georgia puts its money where its mouth is. Leading from the front is the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources with a water sustainability strategy which is reducing the amount of water used, and at the same time reducing the energy costs and overall carbon footprint of the water distribution system.
Serving a rapidly growing population of more than 800,000 over an area of 437 square miles, the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources near Atlanta Georgia has a production capacity of 225 million gallons a day. All of this supply is from Lake Lanier via the Shoal Creek Filter Plant and the Lanier Filter Plant via 18 pump stations and 17 finished water storage tanks including clearwells.
The system’s significant challenge, shared with other water providers in the region, is allocating a limited long-term water supply among a growing number of users. Challenges by the States of Alabama and Florida to water contractual developments may limit water supply after 2012. Meeting this challenge involves a two pronged strategy: on the one hand, public education and incentive programs encourage water efficient appliances and water use practices; on the other hand, significant focus and investment on building and operating the most efficient storage and distribution network.
In the news | The Derceto Aquadapt installation for Gwinnett County DWR made the local GBC News - December 22, 2009 (YouTube video)
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Q: What software comes with the Aquadapt system?
A: Typically when you buy Aquadapt software you get the following:
- Aquadapt realtime Solver running on its own computer(s) with interfaces to your SCADA system(s)
- Aquadapt Historical Data Server with enough storage to last you decades
- Operator interface screens, either embedded in the SCADA or in separate Windows
- Manager interface screens running as an application or on Intranet pages
- Offline version of Aquadapt Solver, useful for running "what-if" scenarios or looking at the impact changes may have, such as new pumps or changed electricity tariff structure, before they are installed or apply
- Database server and front end tools for managing the Aquadapt system and its many files, for example the pump curve entry and modification tool
- Data Cleaner - our proprietary data tool which makes sure telemetry data is verified and corrected before it is stored
And optionally the following:
- Aquadapt Dashboard - our Intranet-based data visualization tool.