A notable project that highlighted real ingenuity was recently featured in a magazine for the Ontario engineering community. The three-page article details how Eramosa partnered with the Region of Waterloo to upgrade an older SCADA system at a rural water treatment plant that is controlled remotely.
The complexities of the project were chronicled in the November/December issue of the Ontario Technologist, the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) member magazine. The article was authored by Alan Couch and Franklyn Smith from the Region of Waterloo, and Jon Watson of Eramosa.
Eramosa, as part of the project team, designed a plan to move equipment and systems as well as to plot the changeover of the remote processing unit (RPU) in the water treatment plant. During the upgrade, a new fiber optic wide area communication network was added to help the Region with their regulatory reporting for the provincial Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change as well as provide operational flexibility for the future.
With the changeover, a new RPU enclosure was built to replace the existing unit. Over several days, the project flowed in a logical order that allowed for the entire project team to solve problems as they occurred. The project was completed on schedule and on budget without disruption to the water supply or regulatory commitments.
“It’s always fun when a team pulls together, including the owner, engineer, and contractor, to achieve a common goal,” said Jon Watson, Eramosa Group Leader and contributing author. “Eramosa is pleased to have had the opportunity to work on this project and looks forward to continuing our relationship with the Region of Waterloo.”
To read the full Ontario Technologist magazine article, please see the PDF below.
For more information on this project, please contact:
Jon Watson, C.E.T.
p. 519.763.7774, x232