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Simplifying Cincinnati's Sewers

Sunday, February 01, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joseph Sapp
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Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati 
SCADA & IT Security Improvements

The Cincinnati Sewer District is upgrading its Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems for seven waste treatment plants to allow remote control. The original plan was overly complicated and redundant, risking ineffective security and unmanageable ‘alarm storms.’

Following a formal Value Engineering study, the redesigned and much simplified design eliminated a costly fiber optic ring and consolidated numerous data servers. The system will be far more efficient and reliable and will save in excess of $1million.

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