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The Water Department’s system monitored potable water use in the City of Solvang and Alisal Ranch. At the time this project began, the existing system included 12 sites consisting of pump stations, reservoirs and wells. Several factors contributed to the inefficiency and frequent failure of the system. The software needed to be upgraded and the system was connected via phone lines. Due to the unreliable nature of the system, the City was often left without alarms or control. The Department needed a SCADA System that was reliable, produced useful operating data and had a manageable ease of operation. Cannon was contracted to provide a SCADA System Master Plan which would serve as the basis for a complete upgrade of the Water Department SCADA System.

Services provided included evaluation of the existing system, analysis of the City’s needs and uses, and the recommendation of new hardware and software. This Master Plan Report was the basis on which the project was bid out for design, construction and integration.

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Solvang, California