A pond equipped with a SmartSWM system is a traditional stormwater pond that has been outfitted with water level sensors, an electronically controlled discharge valve, a software program and an Internet connection. Programmed with each pond’s specifications, the SmartSWM system can anticipate rainfall and manage the water level to maximize the facilities’ performance.
Holding water in the pond longer allows more pollution to settle out. Draining water slowly reduces downstream erosion. And releasing water in advance of rainfall allows greater storage capacity, reducing overflows and flooding risk.
The SmartSWM system provides a swift return on investment in terms of environmental benefits as well as direct costs:
Through constant connectivity, programming and reporting is continually refined and pushed out from all SmartSWM system installations. What’s more, as local environmental conditions and climate patterns change, performance protocols for each facility can be modified to maintain optimum performance without leaving the office.
Century continues to find new benefits that smart monitoring and controls can provide:
Active Freeze Control – In winter, water levels can be reduced to minimize the hazard created by thin ice for children and animals
Active Mosquito Hazard – In summer, water levels an be cycled to reduce mosquito breeding