Datastream Systems Inc. recently announced that the Water and Wastewater Services Division of The Regional Municipality of Niagara’s Public Works Department has successfully deployed the Datastream 7i Asset Performance Management solution. With Datastream 7i, the Water and Wastewater Services Division plans to reduce its reliance on contracted maintenance services and provide higher quality and more cost-effective services to the more than 485,000 citizens living in the 11 Canadian municipalities in the region.
The Water and Wastewater Services Division is responsible for the operation and engineering of water and sewer systems across six water plants, 10 wastewater plants and approximately 200 remote facilities that range from sewage lift stations and water storage tanks to reservoirs and water transmission lines. Historically, the division has managed these facilities through the use of a paper-based work management system and, more recently, with a client/server-based computerized maintenance management solution.
The Web architecture of Datastream 7i will significantly streamline operations by improving access to critical asset-management information. Workers can access Datastream 7i from any location using standard Web browsers and benefit from advanced integrated technologies including GIS, asset analytics and mobile device capabilities. The
Web architecture also enables the Water and Wastewater Services Division to extend Datastream 7i functionality to other departments within the municipality and even to citizens for “self-service” work requests.