Remote sensors to monitor sewer overflows in NYC

01/29/2013 |

Sensors will be installed at five combined sewer overflow outfalls in New York City to remotely measure how often overflows occur and the volume of water discharged. "By collecting real-time data on the location and volume of overflows and cross-referencing it with highly localized rainfall totals and land use patterns, we will be able to focus our infrastructure upgrades to achieve the greatest possible reduction in CSOs," said Carter Strickland, commissioner of the city's Department of Environmental Protection.

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