Electrical, Instrumentation and Controls

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Reliable electrical power and process instrumentation are critical to the safe and dependable operation of both water and wastewater facilities.  An extended power loss can have devastating impacts on drinking water and wastewater utilities and the communities they serve. Inoperable pumps at a drinking water utility can make firefighting difficult and cause local health care facilities and restaurants to close.  

A loss in pressure can result in contamination entering the drinking water distribution system from surrounding soil and groundwater. For wastewater utilities, losing pumps may lead to the direct discharge of untreated sewage to rivers and streams or sewage backup into homes and businesses.

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