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Opti and Clackamas County Announce Partnership for Watershed Protection

Opti and Clackamas County Announce Partnership for Watershed Protection

posted Tue, Jun 14, 2016 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: Press release

Stormwater pond retrofits to continuously monitor and adaptively control stormwater flows in Clackamas County, OR. The partnership formed through the CMAC At Scale Initiative, an in-kind funding opportunity provided by Opti and the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation’s Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (WE&RF LIFT).

Opti: Managing Stormwater for Sustainability at UChicago

Opti: Managing Stormwater for Sustainability at UChicago

posted Mon, May 16, 2016 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: Blog post

Opti’s stormwater management system was brought to UChicago as an alternative to the standard, passive storage tank. Using a water level sensor and valve connected to Opti’s cloud–based control, UChicago intelligently manages releases from the storage tank. They also set a goal that to some might seem beyond reach: the ability to harvest rainwater from this tank, a function unheard of in other regional stormwater management systems. Experts with the University aimed to pioneer a new system of sustainable water re–use on campus. UChicago tackled the challenge to achieve the benefits, without the additional investment of a separate rainwater harvesting system.

Featured Facility: Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) Provides Vision

Featured Facility: Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) Provides Vision

posted Mon, May 16, 2016 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: News

Milwaukee region and a cleaner Lake Michigan accomplished through its leadership in attaining zero overflows, zero basement backups, and improved stormwater management. MMSD is partnering with Veolia North America and Opti to study the performance, operation, and maintenance of green infrastructure. The study aims to develop decision-making tools by providing the District and Operations staff with real-time monitoring and performance information about large portfolios of green infrastructure installations.

Stormwater Made Sustainable – Opti Prepares Us for Tomorrow’s Storms

Stormwater Made Sustainable – Opti Prepares Us for Tomorrow’s Storms

posted Fri, Apr 22, 2016 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: Blog post

Enter OptiRTC, or Opti for short. Opti was formed as a spin-out in December 2014 to bring innovative software to stormwater management, and currently offers the only industry solution that is truly cloud-based, hardware agnostic, and provides active forecast-based control of distributed stormwater infrastructure.

Water management in a changing environment

Water management in a changing environment

posted Wed, Feb 24, 2016 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: News

For Quigley, the world needs a future of radical transparency of data. With an open explanation of the reality of water, he postulated that this approach will transform the manner in which we act and develop regulations around water management.

High-tech water-saving system draws a crowd at North Hollywood home

High-tech water-saving system draws a crowd at North Hollywood home

posted Mon, Nov 09, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: News

Officials say a vast network of homes outfitted with such systems might prove to be a modern-day answer to flood control.

Stormcatcher System Collects Rain Water, Showcased to LA Residents

Stormcatcher System Collects Rain Water, Showcased to LA Residents

posted Mon, Nov 09, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: News

Imagine a city networked with tens of thousands of homes, where they talk to each other and retain and let out the water according to the water needs of our yards and our city." -- Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles

Building Community-Based Resilience Through Technological Innovation

Building Community-Based Resilience Through Technological Innovation

posted Mon, Nov 02, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: News

But we're not willing in this project just to be satisfied with having people receiving information. The solution actually takes direct action... low cost automated floodproofing.

Water Pitch Night: Five Local Startups Pitch Their Water Innovation

Water Pitch Night: Five Local Startups Pitch Their Water Innovation

posted Fri, Oct 30, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: News

Congratulations to OptiRTC for placing first in the pitch competition.

These 10 Mass. companies are making waves in water tech

These 10 Mass. companies are making waves in water tech

posted Fri, Oct 16, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: News

OptiRTC formed in December 2014 to bring innovative technologies to urban stormwater management.

Smart Meters Get All the Press, but 'Dumb' Meters Need Love, Too

Smart Meters Get All the Press, but 'Dumb' Meters Need Love, Too

posted Fri, Oct 16, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: News

Robert Goo, the EPA official spearheading the project, envisions citywide networks of these smart cisterns “on every high-rise, under parking lots, in parks,” marshaling rainwater for use in irrigation, car washing, toilet flushing, and more. Once it has been set up, the system can more or less run on its own.

Rising to the Challenge: Floodproofing NYC with OptiRTC

Rising to the Challenge: Floodproofing NYC with OptiRTC

posted Fri, Oct 16, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: Blog post

As one of eleven winning teams in our RISE : NYC competition, Geosyntec Consultants will share up to $30 million with the other winners to implement the OptiRTC technology at Sandy-impacted small businesses across the city.

OptiRTC, Inc. Formed to Scale Intelligent Water Infrastructure

OptiRTC, Inc. Formed to Scale Intelligent Water Infrastructure

posted Fri, Oct 16, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: Press release

OptiRTC Inc. (Opti) announced its formation today as an independent company from parent company Geosyntec Consultants (Geosyntec). Opti's mission is to protect clean water by actively managing stormwater infrastructure.

INW and Geosyntec Announce New Strategic Partnership for OptiRTC

INW and Geosyntec Announce New Strategic Partnership for OptiRTC

posted Fri, Oct 16, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: Press release

INW and Geosyntec Consultants announced today a comprehensive, nationwide partnership to integrate INW's sensor and telemetry hardware with Geosyntec's web-based visualization and control decisions software, OptiRTC.

Designing Smart Urban Water Systems

Designing Smart Urban Water Systems

posted Fri, Oct 16, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: Multimedia

Mr. Quigley elucidates the complexity, scale, and hidden challenges in current urban water management as well as shows examples and live demonstrations of disruptive technologies including live feeds from intelligent and forecast integrated rainwater harvesting systems, combined greywater/stormwater systems, green roofs that think on their own, and ambient information systems that tie people to their water environment by integrating information into living spaces.

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