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  • 1.  IOT Asset Tracking- Stormwater Grates and GPT's

    Posted 30-11-2021 19:17
    Hi, does anyone have experience or implemented flood  and GPT waste level reporting. I'm looking for a solution to broadcast alerts at our know hot spots and full GPT's.
    This will improve our response times to road flooding events and better utilise our resources to clean GPT's.

    Ideally the units would by installed in pits and GPT's, so signal penetration is likely to be an issue.
    The City of Gosnells is relatively flat with a hills backdrop , approximately 15km x 10km, maybe an opportunity for a broadcast tower or 3/4G etc.

    Regards.

    Greg

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    Greg Duggan
    City of Gosnells
    Coordinator Engineering Maintenance
    perth
    Australia
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  • 2.  RE: IOT Asset Tracking- Stormwater Grates and GPT's

    Posted 01-12-2021 18:55
    Hello,
    You might like to discuss this with people in the Sewerage network monitoring field. There are sensors used to monitor flow depth inside sewer mains and provide the information transmitted through the covers and such.
    I've been out of that specific asset grouping for four years now, so I'm convinced the technology would only have gotten better since that time.
    Lance

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    Lance Scriven
    Dubbo Regional Council
    Corporate Asset specialist
    DUBBO
    Australia
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  • 3.  RE: IOT Asset Tracking- Stormwater Grates and GPT's

    Posted 01-12-2021 18:55
    Hi Greg,

    I don't have any personal experience and will be interested to hear what you find out.

    I saw a presentation at the Floodplain Management Conference earlier in the year about work that Wollongong is doing monitoring for culvert blockage, a bit of a difference scenario but could be of interest.  I did a quick google and found this news article, but could probably dig up the contact details from my notes if you'd like. Technology comes to the rescue to help stop North Wollongong flooding | Illawarra Mercury | Wollongong, NSW

    Kind regards,
    Erica

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    Erica Deegan
    City of Launceston
    Water Engineer
    LAUNCESTON
    Australia
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  • 4.  RE: IOT Asset Tracking- Stormwater Grates and GPT's

    Posted 02-12-2021 12:24
    Hi Erica,

    Thanks for that, it's something we would like to develop for sure.

    Once we get some things going, I'll do a post or two.

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    Greg Duggan
    City of Gosnells
    Coordinator Engineering Maintenance
    perth
    Australia
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  • 5.  RE: IOT Asset Tracking- Stormwater Grates and GPT's

    Posted 02-12-2021 16:04
    Hi Greg,

    In Victorian councils we have discussed using IoT sensors on SIM or LoraWAN in drainage pits to provide real time levels for maintenance. We in the Gannawarra Council are trialing a well sensors to manage a pump house for flood management (this is coupled with other sensors to provide a total system) - due to be installed this month. However Stonnington are looking at exactly your problem with a tender to be released next year.

    There are many different options in this space and a lot of different providers offering solutions.

    If you would like to have a chat please send me an email.


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    Vanessa Hall
    Smart Cities Project Officer
    Mildura
    Australia
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