The Tri-County Water Association is currently undergoing a project to expand its services, and Extreme Endeavors was chosen as the firm to provide a control system for this water district. The control system will allow Tri-county to draw water from either the city of Fairmont or the city of Clarksburg.
The innovative part of this project involved making changes to the main software which runs the water system. Extreme Endeavors has added features that allow the control system to dynamically change. With this new configuration, an array of control items, dependencies and system dependencies provide a basis for the control interface and the effects of the control. This change will allow the Tri-County Water Association to automatically keep its water tanks full under normal conditions. When the system changes by opening or closing valves, the software will adapt to the changes and still maintain the water levels in the tanks.
This approach utilizes a cell phone communication system interfaced to INSCADAs, SingleNodes and IPACs. Two valve stations are monitored and controlled, allowing the tank levels to be maintained throughout the system. Modifications were made to the INSCADA software to allow this module to be the main control center for a new continuous-run booster station.