San Diego, CA, December 14, 2021 – Pinellas County, Florida and ASTERRA entered into a 3-year agreement for ASTERRA Recover and MasterPlan Technologies for potable water, reclaimed water, and wastewater.
“We are excited to partner with Pinellas County and for ASTERRA technologies to be a fundamental part of the county’s asset management initiative.” said Kevin Weeks, customer success manager for ASTERRA. “We piloted the largest wastewater leak detection program for the county’s wastewater collection system in 2020. This contract expands ASTERRA’s services to include potable water, reclaimed water, and wastewater.”
Located in west-central Florida, Pinellas County uses technology to provide uninterrupted, safe drinking water to its customers through a coordinated plan of assessment and maintenance of potable water, wastewater, and reclaimed water infrastructure. The county maintains approximately 3,300 miles of pipeline.
After careful consideration and reviewing the successes and references that Utilis (ASTERRA) customers provided, Pinellas County chose to move forward with the contract. ASTERRA will provide quarterly analysis reports and the field services of a team of leak detection experts who are certified in the best practices for identifying pipeline leaks.
Using ASTERRA products, Pinellas County will consistently receive intelligence derived from either Japan’s ALOS-2 satellite or Argentina’s SAOCOM satellites. The intelligence will be delivered in reports that display the likely location and type of leak. SAR L-band radar can penetrate up to ten feet and leads to intelligence that can be used to repair underground leaks efficiently.
ASTERRA’s MasterPlan product looks at the entire water delivery system and rates deficiencies from 1-5, or from low to high. The Recover product provides information on specific subsurface points of interest to inspect for leaks.
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