Utility Cloud Makes Operations Management Easy
Utility Cloud makes your job easy by providing cloud-based solutions to match your inspection, testing, and maintenance processes. Our cloud-based, customizable platform helps you perform your day-to-day operations and asset management routines without the need for IT support, or extensive consulting and implementation costs. In fact, most clients are up and running in a matter of days, not weeks or months.
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Utility Cloud helps water department managers improve both conventional and unidirectional (UDF) hydrant flushing processes. Our cloud-based solution replaces outdated paper-based and on-premise computer systems at a fraction of the cost. And because Utility Cloud is cloud based, data is accessible by anyone on your team, from any device, anywhere they work. Our digital asset mapping feature allows you to see all your assets and know which hydrants require flushing. And our automated report generator makes compliance reporting a breeze.
Utility Cloud provides an easy-to-use system for inspecting and maintaining water tanks. By replacing paper-based systems with a cloud-based software solution, water departments can spend less time doing data entry and recordkeeping tasks. All storage tanks can be identified and tracked using Google maps. Inspectors can complete inspections in the field and automatically generate reports and work orders.
Stormwater best management practices (BMP’s) are implemented under the stormwater phase II rule stating owners and operators of small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System facilities, better known as MS4 facilities, are responsible for executing BMP inspections and maintenance programs. Stormwater BMP programs are established to manage a community’s stormwater program enforcing routine inspections and maintenance. Routine maintenance and inspections help prevent undesirable buildup of sediment, debris, litter, vegetation, mosquitoes, and odors. Managing your Stormwater BMP program using a cloud based operations management system will save you and your staff time and money, eliminate management headaches, and ensure all of your stormwater sites are compliant and functioning properly.
Inspecting the stormwater system periodically and evaluating where problems might occur allows utilities to take a proactive approach to prevent problems before they arise. Inspecting and cleaning catch basins is the primary preventative maintenance step that can be incorporated into a successful Capacity Management Operation and Maintenance (CMOM) program. Managing your CMOM program using a cloud based operations and asset management system will save you and your staff time and money, eliminate management inefficiencies and ensure the best management practices are being facilitated. Schedule and complete inspections, cleanings, follow-up repairs and access historical data anywhere and on any modern device.
Successful FOG control programs take a proactive approach to the management of the sewer infrastructure within the community by incorporating individualized preventative maintenance programs for local businesses, and performing routine audits and inspections. Good communication is critical for FOG control programs. Keeping departments within the municipality on the same page like the Plumbing Inspector and local Health Department are vital. Managing your FOG control program using a cloud based operations management system will save you and your staff time and money, eliminate management headaches, and ensure you cover all the required steps in your FOG program. Schedule and document FOG inspections. Provide owner with inspection results instantly, including approvals, corrective action steps, and pictures. The user can schedule follow up inspections when necessary.
Preserving sewer systems and providing customers with a safe environment is a primary goal of the waste water industry. Routine inspections and cleanings assist with taking a proactive approach to identifying issues within the system, and resolving them before they develop into costly repairs, or create health related issues for the community. Successfully maintaining a sewer systems infrastructure, maximizing the longevity of the asset and protecting public health requires a coordinated program that requires the asset to be inspected daily, weekly, monthly and/or quarterly. Managing your lift station inspections using a cloud-based operations management system will save you and your staff time and money, eliminate management headaches, and ensure you meet best management practices. Maintaining readily available records of these inspections allows management to complete short term and long term planning for the sewer system. It also ensures efficiency in meeting all necessary government requirements.
Sewer Manhole Inspections are performed to ensure a community’s waste water infrastructure is secure, and to manage the deterioration and rehabilitation/replacement schedule for sewer manholes. Manhole inspections are designed to take a pro-active approach to inspecting the sewer system, identifying potential issues, and correcting them before they develop into costly repairs. Annual inspections maximize the longevity of the asset and ensure public safety. Effectively managing your sewer manhole inspections using a cloud-based operations management system will assist you in taking proactive measures to improve performance levels of your sewer systems. These inspections further a community’s reinvestment into their waste water infrastructure and assist with projection planning for rehabilitation and repair projects. It also ensures efficiency in meeting all necessary government requirements.
Inflow and infiltration (I & I) inspections are performed to ensure groundwater isn’t illicitly entering a sanitary sewer system. The best approach to reducing and controlling the amount of I & I in a system is by assessing the current state of your sewer assets, using methods such as smoke testing and videoing sewer lines to see where the problem areas are, and developing a routine inspection to monitor the sewer system. I & I inspections are designed to take a pro-active approach to inspecting the sewer system, identifying potential issues, and correcting them before they develop into costly repairs. Annual inspections maximize the longevity of the asset and ensure public safety. Effectively managing your sanitary sewer system using a cloud-based operations management system will assist you in taking proactive measures to improve performance levels of your sewer systems. These inspections further a community’s reinvestment into their waste water infrastructure and assist with projection planning for rehabilitation and repair projects.
Utility Cloud’s competent operations system appropriates all necessary data that easily manages and maintains all municipal signs. Users can geo-locate a sign, see the total number of signs and their location, set MUTCD type, record reflectometry and collect additional data (picture, direction faced, etc.). Inspections may be scheduled, and results are saved in the history of the asset for future reference. Based on results, the system may trigger an automatic work order or email to appropriate personnel.
Managing your cross connection program using a cloud-based work and operations management system allows you to schedule surveys, inspections, and testing as well as automatically trigger any follow-up actions. Utility Cloud gives immediate access to all historical data making management of cross connection inspections efficient, preventing costly repairs.
Inspecting hydrants, identifying malfunctioning hydrants and repairing or replacing them in a timely fashion is extremely important in maintaining public safety. Utility Cloud helps streamline this process and ensures all inspections are completed. It also ensures the accuracy of data and stores history of all inspections on the hydrant. Maintaining a repair and replace schedule in Utility Cloud can ensure hydrants are repaired or replaced when deemed necessary.
Using a mobile platform to accrue important information saves time in dispatching investigative personnel quickly as well as advising callers on potential evacuation protocols, keeping the public safe while ensuring compliance with DOT regulations. Since all data is readily available on any device, Utility Cloud eliminates paperwork and lost documents ensuring each gas leak is investigated, follow ups and status updates are automatically launched, and all data is stored for future reference improving customer service
Investigating potential leaks found while completing a gas leak survey are crucial in keeping the public safe while ensuring compliance with DOT regulations. With Utility Cloud, when a gas leak is detected an automatic gas leak investigation and/or repair is triggered ensuring public safety. The mobile platform ensures the accuracy of data and stores history of leak survey information for future reference while eliminating paperwork and lost documents. This results in reduced time and costs for reporting and audit preparation. Visual asset mapping makes potential problem areas within the gas line distribution system easily identifiable, allowing management to make educated decisions for capital improvement projects.
Water delivery systems use various treatment methods of to provide safe drinking water for communities. To stay compliant with local, state, and EPA standards, Utility Cloud offers an advanced cloud-based platform to assist with daily monitoring and inspections of wells and distribution systems. Immediate alerts are issued when potential threats to normal levels of water quality and water quality standards are not being met. Not only does Utility Cloud offer advanced solutions for recording data and managing operations, but we also assist management in establishing planning goals and objectives to improve a community’s distribution system .
Utility Cloud provides an easy-to-use solution for managing valve exercising programs. Workers can view asset data and valve information directly from any computing device including their mobile device. Managers can track completed work in real time and send reports and work orders in a matter of minutes.
Well maintained/inspected public pools reduce the risk for RWIs and injuries by enforcing regulations that govern public treated recreational water venues. Utility Cloud streamlines the inspection and maintenance process. Visual asset mapping allows the locations public swimming pools and their inspection status in real time. Customized forms ensure the accuracy of information entered. Follow up work and notifications are automatically triggered based on inspections results. Custom compliance reports are automatically compiled and emailed or faxed to the designated stakeholders. All historical information is stored on each swimming pool for future reference.
Inspections identify safety hazards, ensuring mitigating the dangers playgrounds pose to children. In the unfortunate event that an injury occurs in your playground area, it is important to have an inspection report on file to prove that you were not negligent in the upkeep of the playground. Utility Cloud provides the immediate visualization of locations of public playgrounds and the compiled historical inspection records to the public health and recreation departments. Customized forms ensure the accuracy of information entered. Follow up work and notifications are automatically issued based on inspections results. Compliance reports are automatically emailed or faxed to the designated stakeholders. When playground inspections are contracted out, Utility Cloud allows the public health department to set up an external login quickly. Contractors may complete all the inspections in Utility Cloud where they may be referenced in the future with all historically stored on the playground.
A proactive approach allows corrosion issues to be remedied before the onset of major failure. A mobile cloud-based solution manages corrosion control effectively by allowing visualization of pipeline locations and inspection status in real time, while automatically issuing work orders based on results. All pipeline data and history is stored for future reference and may be accessed at any time from any mobile device. Historical data may be used to determine year to year changes in corrosion and pipe degradation, and assist in capital cost planning.
Inspection is important for maintaining master meter systems while providing a key opportunity for safety regulators to work with gas pipeline system operators to identify and correct problems before they can cause an accident. Utility Cloud streamlines visual asset maps displays the location of all the master meter systems with their real-time inspections status. Maintenance work orders based on inspection results can automatically be issued, and all history on each master meter system is recorded for future reference. O&M manuals and any other important information (such as the number of customers the system serves, the length of underground or exterior piping) related to the master meter are easily accessible on any mobile device.
To ensure the distribution system is free of waterborne illnesses and/or is not being over-treated, communities should be identifying various sampling points and testing them on a regular basis. The cloud-based program will assist with keeping a community’s water infrastructure in compliance by managing sampling points, sampling data, and chain of custody reports. Samplers are able to access various inspection forms (TOC, THM, HAA, MRT, Bacti, etc.) out in the field and record data in real-time. This proactive approach to assessing water quality implements corrections before issues arise. Management can instantly access sampling records and automatically produce monthly/annual compliance reports.
To stay in compliance with local, state, federal, aviation, and environmental standards, tower management is essential, ensuring structures are safe and reliable. Utility Cloud user-friendly design provides up-to-date information on vital communication assets allowing inspectors real-time access to towers and inspection statuses. In addition to managing routine inspections, important documents such as compliance records and standard operating procedures can be automatically stored.
Taking a proactive approach to maintaining walking trails will allow management to project costs for maintenance, ensuring safe walking trails and improve the quality of life of their residents. Using a cloud-based system to manage walking trails allows organizations to identify by visual mapping, trail location, and attributes, as well as utilize custom work forms to store vital information such as photos, videos, and inspection results. This data can be used to assess the condition of the trails, and determine whether maintenance needs to be performed.
Power transformer management is performed to ensure structures are safe, reliable, follow regulations, and to avoid an outage of electrical services to the community. Utility Cloud’s user-friendly design allows management and inspectors to instantly view and access and performs power transformer’s inspection status in real-time. Custom work forms may be created to capture up to date inspection data assessing the condition of the power transformer, and repair work orders may be triggered based on the condition of the transformer. All history and important data are stored on each transformer, which provides management with the information needed to plan for rehabilitation/replacement projects.
Routine railroad inspections ensure businesses are staying compliant with the RFSA, the immutability of railroad tracks, and assists management with capital planning and replacement projects. Utility Cloud manages railroad inspections while offering visual asset maps of track locations and attributes while storing vital information including photos, videos, and inspection results. Utility Cloud’s walk the line feature allows better visualization of railroads inspection status when paired with custom work form’s that assess track conditions and as well as maintain inspection data. Maintenance work orders can be automatically generated according to inspection results or leveraged by management for capital planning/replacement projects. The goal is to maintain railroads with decreased track deficiencies and stay in compliance with RFSA regulations creating safer railways.
Bridges need to be maintained properly and regularly inspected to avoid safety risks such as structural collapse. Organizations equipped with Utility Cloud can easily identify bridge locations, its attributes and store any vital information such as photographs of the bridge condition. Custom work forms capture important inspection data for assessment and determine if maintenance is needed. All history on each bridge is stored for effortless asset management and future capital planning projects.
A proactive approach to managing pothole repairs ensures the safety of travelers and vehicles. Efficient pothole management decreases the Department of Transportation (DOT) or local community liability and ensures the roadways are safe for passengers reducing detrimental impacts to vehicles. Utility Cloud is a cloud-based platform that immediately schedule repairs, assists field technicians with mapping out their work, time and distance traveled to pothole locations. Utility Cloud encompasses standard and custom reports to assist management with tracking the degradation of roadways and budgeting for capital improvement projects. Management has instant access to historical, cost and repair data.
Athletic Fields need to be maintained properly to reduce the risk of liability and ensure they are providing a safe playing environment for the community. Taking a proactive approach to maintaining athletic fields will reduce liability while allowing organizations to project costs for maintenance and improve the quality of recreation. Utility Cloud enables Management and field inspectors to visualize the locations of their athletic fields, view the inspection status and field attributes, and access any stored photos, videos, streamlining the inspection process of athletic fields. Custom work forms ensure the accuracy of the information recorded while producing automatic work orders based on inspection results. All historical data is stored for future reference.
Building Inspections are performed to ensure structures are safe, reliable and to ensure these structures follow the enforced building codes. Preventative maintenance can reduce risk to one’s safety, prevent property loss, and prolong the life of any building structure. Using Utility Cloud to perform building inspections is a proactive approach to reducing liability identifying potential issues and resolving them before they arise. Management and building inspectors can easily access and visualize all of their building assets and inspection status in real-time and provide organizations with up-to-date information. Maintenance work orders and follow up inspections are automatically being triggered based on inspection results. Custom work forms record historical inspection data to assess the condition of the building structure.
Utility Cloud’s user-friendly design allows inspectors immediate antenna measurements while providing current information on the structures safety and compliance with state regulations. Custom work forms may be created to retain inspection data and generate work orders based on inspection results. A proactive approach to testing communication assets allows management to identify issues before they occur, as well as anticipate capital planning projects.