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Opti: This company wants to stop floods before they happen

Opti: This company wants to stop floods before they happen

Fri, Oct 06, 2017

Category: News

Harvey, Irma and then Maria. The Atlantic has produced a series of hurricanes this year that brought devastation and flooding. One startup thinks it has a solution that will reduce damage caused by monster storms. U.S.-based Opti has developed technology that helps cities predict flooding, and better control where rain water is diverted and stored.

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First water quality partnership signed under new Schuh initiative

First water quality partnership signed under new Schuh initiative

Fri, May 05, 2017

Category: News

Anne Arundel County is contracting with the private sector to strengthen water quality protections for the Severn Run, Patapsco and Patuxent waterways, County Executive Steve Schuh announced Friday.

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ES&T's Best Papers of 2016

ES&T's Best Papers of 2016

Tue, Apr 04, 2017

Category: News

Paper co-authored by Opti founders named Best Feature Paper of 2016 by "Environmental Science & Technology" journal.

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Project at Conowingo Elementary School Wins MdQI Award of Excellence

Project at Conowingo Elementary School Wins MdQI Award of Excellence

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Category: News

The School’s Advanced Rainwater Harvesting and Rain Garden Monitoring system was named as the winner of the Maryland Quality Initiative (MdQI) 2016 Green/Sustainability/Environmental Award during the 24th Annual MdQI Conference and Annual Awards Ceremony last month.

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How Big Data Can Help Little Green Infrastructure in Chicago

How Big Data Can Help Little Green Infrastructure in Chicago

Tue, Dec 27, 2016

Category: News

“One of the challenges with maintaining cities is that you have these vast numbers of small assets, and green infrastructure makes this problem infinitely more challenging than the historical approach to having large, civil engineering projects that deal with stormwater. Instead of having a million-gallon tank, you may have several-thousand gallon bioretention cells to store and treat this water. And those assets are much harder to track,” says Marcus Quigley, the founder and CEO of Opti, a company that applies internet-of-things technology to stormwater management.That’s the aim of Smart Green Infrastructure Monitoring. It’s a system of sensors that combines weather information with surface and groundwater monitoring to determine how much water is present, whether or not it’s entering the green infrastructure, and what’s happening to the water when it gets there.

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Villa Park Project Protects Lake McCarrons

Villa Park Project Protects Lake McCarrons

Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Category: News

An emerging technology called Optimized Real Time Controls (OptiRTC) was installed to maximize the project’s effectiveness… The system is expected to prevent 50 pounds of phosphorous from flowing into Lake McCarrons each year.

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Particle CEO Zach Supalla's Road Map for Navigating the IoT Frontier

Particle CEO Zach Supalla's Road Map for Navigating the IoT Frontier

Wed, Jul 06, 2016

Category: News

For instance, we work with Opti, a stormwater management system. It’s a great product, given the increase in extreme weather and flooding. They don’t say, “We are an IoT product.” They say, “We have a great stormwater management system.”

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

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

Sat, Nov 07, 2015

Category: News

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

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Stormcatcher System Collects Rain Water, Showcased to LA Residents

Stormcatcher System Collects Rain Water, Showcased to LA Residents

Thu, Nov 05, 2015

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

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How Technology Can Save Us from the Next Hurricane

How Technology Can Save Us from the Next Hurricane

Thu, Oct 29, 2015

Category: News

...an integrated system to control the flow of water... These new technologies allow us to build the intelligence into the system so that they can be proactive.

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Geosyntec Celebrates Completion of New Stormwater Management System for Maryland Elementary School

Geosyntec Celebrates Completion of New Stormwater Management System for Maryland Elementary School

Wed, Oct 28, 2015

Category: News

One of the more innovative aspects of the stormwater management system is a smart 2,500-gallon rainwater cistern. What makes it so smart are electronically actuated drain and irrigation valves and sensors, all connected to an intelligent real-time monitoring and control platform provided by OptiRTC.

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Reframing Complex Water Problems

Reframing Complex Water Problems

Mon, Oct 05, 2015

Category: News

Proactive And Responsive Data-Driven Control Systems That Optimize Storage and Discharge Against Weather Forecasts and Current Conditions

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Water Pitch Night: Five Local Startups Pitch Their Water Innovation

Water Pitch Night: Five Local Startups Pitch Their Water Innovation

Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Category: News

Congratulations to OptiRTC for placing first in the pitch competition.

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Real-time technology helps protect water quality

Real-time technology helps protect water quality

Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Category: News

But did you know that innovative technology can automatically check the weather and activate water management structures that protect your neighborhood from flooding?

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These 10 Mass. companies are making waves in water tech

These 10 Mass. companies are making waves in water tech

Thu, May 21, 2015

Category: News

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

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The tech behind smart cities - Eliminating water pollution

The tech behind smart cities - Eliminating water pollution

Tue, Nov 11, 2014

Category: News

Stormwater runoff is one of the biggest pollutants around the world... OptiRTC... has developed technology to help mitigate this.

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

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

Wed, Jul 09, 2014

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.

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How the “Internet of Things” is turning cities into living organisms

How the “Internet of Things” is turning cities into living organisms

Thu, Aug 02, 2012

Category: News

By using the Internet to connect real-world sensors and control mechanisms to cloud-based control systems that can pull in streams from any other data source, including weather reports, these efforts enable conservation and money-saving measures that would have been impossible without this virtual nervous system.

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