Computer Control of Houston's Water System

by John M. D'Antoni, Bernard Johnson Inc, United States,
Louis M. Bowen, Bernard Johnson Inc, United States,
Charles E. Fredieu, Bernard Johnson Inc, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computerized Decision Support Systems for Water Managers

Abstract: The City of Houston's Central Surveillance and Control System utilizes dual host computers and over 100 'smart' Remote Terminal Units to control its complex water supply and distribution network. In addition to basic SCADA functions, the system provides centralized monitoring of 120 grid pressure points. The combination of grid pressure monitoring and remote control has enabled the City to improve service while reducing overall operating costs.

Subject Headings: Control systems | Remote control | Computing in civil engineering | Water supply systems | Water pressure | Pressure distribution | Grid systems | Urban areas | North America | Texas | United States

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