Most groundwater & wastewater treatment facilities have some sort of control system that keeps them running. Often times, this control system slowly gets forgotten or overridden as the years go by and other equipment in the plant gets replaced. The problem with this approach is when something breaks or stops working and no one knows why. The automation system is supposed to alert the operator but since it has not been maintained properly, it is of little use. We have seen this happen too many times. All automation systems need to be maintained and serviced, just like everything else in the facility they control.
Vortechs Automation has serviced, upgraded and retrofitted groundwater & wastewater treatment systems with modern SCADA and other PLC based control systems for several customers.