The problem: Lytton is a large first nations band located south of Kamloops, BC, and along the Thompson River. Lytton is a community with 7 water facilities all in very different shapes and ages, the overall problem the community did not have access to clean water. The water facilities being remote and far apart from e
IR25-Lytton First Nation
AIT installed an online data analysis at Nickeyeah IR25 within Lytton First Nation in 2019.
It monitors the water quality and the process of treatment to help operators in proactively managing the water utility. Intelligent monitoring reduces the traveling cost and optimizes drinking water chlorine disinfection.
Addressing the Problem
The system could not correctly measure the amount of chlorine. The amount of chlorine on the tap is determined based on several factors of pH, turbidity, temperature, tank residence time and flow rate, and etc. However, the system measured the amount of chlorine for being injected to the treatment line based on flow rate only. It caused the concentration of chlorine to be set on the wrong number always.
The data that was collected via the MVP of the real-time monitoring app was analyzed. The analysis identified the problem, showed that the concentration of Cl in tanks was very low (It put the residents at the risk of water-borne sickness). The problem was solved through communication with the operator and the chlorine concentration was gotten back to the right value by considering all parameters.
IR-25 Model installed in 2019. One of the four systems set up in Lytton, BC
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The Hydros app can work in any remote community. Thanks to our remote satellite internet capability regardless of your internet connection we can get your community started.
AIT installed the app at two drinking water utilities of IR4a and IR5 within Lytton First Nation. Like many drinking water utilities of small and remote communities, these utilities are far from town with limited infrastructure. Our solution is going to reduce the cost of traveling and inspection and help the operator to detect potential problems within the drinking water system which reduces the cost of the maintenance.
The main feature of the product is to optimize the chlorine disinfection process. It collects data from the flowmeter, dosing pump and level of the tank. It analyses them via chlorine demand algorithm. The result will give operators insight into the chlorine disinfection process.
The old drinking water system equipped by our product/service. It helps operators to identify problems at drinking water systems, manage the chlorine level, solve any operational problems with water systems, and control the chlorine concentration remotely.
The old drinking water utility has become a smart water utility. It is working better than brand-new but not smart water systems. Drinking water systems should be smart not new.