The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board voted unanimously Wednesday to have OMP Engineering put together a preliminary design for a SCADA system that would be used to monitor the remote SAWS pump stations. SAWS Administrator Rod Liesinger explains the benefits of using a SCADA system.
Upgrades to the SAWS booster stations hit a snag when the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality required that they have auxiliary power to each station. Liesinger says that implementing the SCADA system, if approved, would allow the booster station project to move forward.
Liesinger said that the other DEQ requirements are to put in back up generators for their booster stations and to do public outreach program for the SAWS users.