SSO Prevention & Reducing High Frequency Cleaning
Sewer blockages due to Fats, Roots, Oils, Grease (FROG's) are the leading cause of sanitary sewer overflows (SSO's) across Canada. The historical method to address this is a calendar-based approach to high-frequency cleaning. This method results in pipe segments often being cleaned far too frequently adding costs to maintenance programs, is highly labour intensive, causes traffic disruption in busier traffic areas, and can cause premature wear of pipes.
SmartTrend utilizes the power of Artificial Intelligence to automatically find locations where build-ups are beginning to occur allowing utilities to replace the calendar with a data-driven approach. This proven technology lowers costs and risk to the utility and its staff with the added benefit of 24/7 monitoring to prevent SSO's.