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District Introduces Remote State-of-the-art Facility Monitoring Technology

Great Neck, NY (July 03, 2014) – An industry leader in sewer management and operations, the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District announced today the use of a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system as an integral part of the District’s daily operations. The SCADA system is a unique asset management system, which allows District staff members to monitor facility operations from their computers and smart phones. The technology not only ensures a 24/7 monitoring of the wastewater treatment facility, but also allows the District’s dedicated staff members the opportunity to take immediate corrective actions to protect customers in case of an emergency.

“Technological innovation is the centerpiece of the District’s state-of-the-art facility,” said Great Neck Water Pollution Control District Commissioner Steve Reiter. “The SCADA system has a similar concept to the email notifications received on smart phones, offering round-the-clock supervision. This added measure allows the District to provide unrivaled services to the Great Neck community; mitigating hazards before it affects our customers.”

The SCADA system’s engineering innovation monitors and sends notifications regarding water levels, valve pressures and a host of potential irregularities with facility equipment. District staff members also have the ability to proactively monitor facility operations without any prompt from the system.

“An integral part of the District’s research focused on the best ways to serve our customers, which made the implementation of SCADA a relatively easy decision,” said District Commissioner Deena Lesser. “We are dedicated to adopting the best practices and solidifying our leadership in wastewater treatment operations to the benefit of our customers and the environment.”

“With hurricane season upon us, it is crucial to learn from past events and adopt a system unlike any other to meet unforeseen challenges. We want our residents to understand the District’s dedication to providing the highest level of customer service at the lowest possible rate,” added District Commissioner Jerry Landsberg.

The District recently showcased its upgraded $60 million state-of-the-art facility during a ribbon cutting ceremony, which was attended by prominent New York State and Long Island elected officials, community leaders and Great Neck residents.

For more information about the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District’s environmentally responsible operations, contact us at (516) 482-0238 or visit www.gnwpcd.net.