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Opti and Johnson County Announce Partnership for Flood Mitigation and Water Quality in Lenexa, KS

Opti and Johnson County Announce Partnership for Flood Mitigation and Water Quality in Lenexa, KS

posted Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Category: Press release

Lenexa's Rain to Recreation Program is nationally recognized for its approach to stormwater management, said Tom Jacobs, Lenexa Stormwater Engineer. We are excited about this project which will allow us to explore new technology for retrofitting existing basins to improve flood control and provide a better water quality benefit at the same time.

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.

Participants Selected for Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control At Scale Initiative

Participants Selected for Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control At Scale Initiative

posted Mon, May 09, 2016 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: Press release

A total of ten applicants have been selected to participate in the Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control At Scale Initiative (CMAC At Scale). The initiative, run by Opti with support from the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation’s LIFT program, is a limited opportunity to deploy continuous monitoring and adaptive control technology for improved performance of stormwater infrastructure and achievement of critical stormwater management objectives.

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.

COMPETITION ANNOUNCES TWO WINNERS TO ADVANCE NEW, CLEAN WATER TECHNOLOGIES - including Veolia + Opti

COMPETITION ANNOUNCES TWO WINNERS TO ADVANCE NEW, CLEAN WATER TECHNOLOGIES - including Veolia + Opti

posted Mon, Mar 21, 2016 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: Press release

The Water Council, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) and the Fund for Lake Michigan (FFLM) today announced two winners that best align with The Water Council’s Pilot Deployment Program’s goal to address integrated water solutions through innovation, application and demonstration, while maintaining a cost-efficient, scalable and deployable model.

Reframing Complex Water Problems

Reframing Complex Water Problems

posted Tue, Dec 01, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: News

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

Cloud Computing: What is it?

Cloud Computing: What is it?

posted Mon, Nov 16, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

Category: News

Applications that need to leverage Big Data, generated by the Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology revolution, will need to be implemented as true PaaS cloud-based applications with scalability in computing and storage. The stormwater control application developed by OptiRTC is a good example of such an approach.

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

How Technology Can Save Us from the Next Hurricane

How Technology Can Save Us from the Next Hurricane

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

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.

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.

Real-time technology helps protect water quality

Real-time technology helps protect water quality

posted Tue, Oct 27, 2015 by Alexa Sarmanian Alexa Sarmanian

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?

The tech behind smart cities - Eliminating water pollution

The tech behind smart cities - Eliminating water pollution

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

Category: News

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

The Internet of Everything Meets Water

The Internet of Everything Meets Water

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

Category: Multimedia

To date, dealing with the problem has involved expensive short-term fixes, like building huge tanks in tunnels under a city where water gets dumped, then slowly pumped back and run through a treatment plant. Two years ago, Quigley‘s firm launched [OptiRTC, Inc.] aimed at addressing the problem….. the platform determines how much runoff is likely to occur and then takes action.

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.

Q&A: Marcus Quigley on how the Internet of Things is automating city systems

Q&A: Marcus Quigley on how the Internet of Things is automating city systems

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

Category: Blog post

The Internet of Things promises to bring us into the 21st century in a number of ways, beginning with keeping sewage out of our rivers and lakes.

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.

Advanced Rainwater Harvesting for Urban Stormwater Management

Advanced Rainwater Harvesting for Urban Stormwater Management

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

Category: Journal article

By retrofitting or designing rainwater harvesting systems with an automated drain valve and integrating weather forecast information, engineers are able to optimize existing infrastructure in unique ways.

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