Russell Fisher Manager • almost 8 years ago
Frequently, utility maps do not match the location of actual underground infrastructure because portions of these systems were built many decades ago. Municipalities experience challenges finding the location of water main breaks and leaks. Consequently, valuable time is lost when a serious break occurs and plugging smaller leaks becomes a labor intensive and expensive process.
(Example: Recent water rupture near UCLA took 7 hours to locate, 7days to repair, and resulted in millions of dollars of property damage and tens of millions of gallons of wasted water because the location of the leak did not match utility mapping.)
Objective of Solution:
1) Create an interactive system so that underground mapping can be manipulated to reflect current reality.
2) Allow utility workers to upload corrections to mapping so that mapping for underground water systems becomes highly accurate.
Who does this affect?
Municipal water districts and California water rate payers.
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