As rainwater harvesting is becoming a more popular choice for stormwater management and runoff reduction, additional features are becoming available to allow for monitoring, report generation, and managing systems from a website interface.
Just like many stormwater treatment systems, sometimes rainwater harvesting systems are forgotten about because they are “out of site and out of mind,” but connecting your system to a website interface and having alerts directed to your phone or email keeps the system visible to owners and maintenance personnel. This ensures that the system continues to operate as intended and any issues are resolved quickly.
There are many benefits to adding remote monitoring to your rainwater harvesting system including:
Remote monitoring can also tell you the system flow rate and pressure in real time which allows you to quickly see how much rainwater you have used and how much potable water you have saved. This can also be a great tool for LID and LEED reporting. The ability to review long-term performance of the system can also help with diagnosing any system issues. Web access to the system also provides the owner or designated maintenance personnel with the ability to remotely start or stop the system, which allows full control if something unforeseen were to occur onsite.
Remote monitoring allows full visibility and management of your rainwater harvesting investment.
Kathryn is a Senior Design Engineer with Contech Engineered Solutions and currently specializes in rainwater harvesting, stormwater treatment and detention design.
Kathryn holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University and has nine years of engineering experience in stormwater design. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Oregon. Kathryn can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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