Bethlehem to flush old sewer stations

If that happened it would be three days before anyone knew, or, if the problem were bad enough, residents would be calling the town.

The solution, he says, is Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, or SCADA.

Part of the upgrades to the town's sewer stations is going to include installing SCADA into each station around town, which will allow workers to monitor each one from a remote location.

"By 2010," Cansler said, "our goal is to have them in all the stations."

SCADA is an industrial control system meant to function across a wide area with an autonomous microprocessor controlled electronic device that will be used to monitor all of the stations and let the town know where there is a problem and what the problem is.

"The SCADA system will eliminate a lot of these problems," Cunningham said. "To me, one of the bigger things in this upgrade project is getting everything on this system." ""

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