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Client Portal Adds New Dimension for Sewer System Operators

E/One partners with High Tide Technologies to strengthen telemetry monitoring capabilities of ALL-TERRAIN SEWER™

NEW ORLEANSOct. 1, 2018 -- At WEFTEC 2018, the largest annual water quality event in the world, Environment One Corporation (E/One) and High Tide Technologies announced a partnership that will result in E/One Sentry Advisor 2.0. The upgrade will enhance the remote monitoring capabilities of E/One's industry-leading grinder pumps through the use of a secure client portal, maximizing equipment functionality and operator efficiency.

E/One president Eric LaCoppola said, "We're seeing Smart Sewer's future here at WEFTEC 2018 and its name is E/One Sentry Advisor 2.0 with HTT inside. High Tide Technologies' strategic partnership with E/One represents the next step in the evolution of 'Extreme Customer Satisfaction.' Combine the industry's best telemetry package with the most rugged, longest-lasting grinder pumps driving the ALL-TERRAIN SEWER™ from E/One, and I'm convinced we've entered a new era of Eco-Innovation."

David B. Mundie, PhD., president of High Tide Technologies, shares LaCoppola's enthusiasm, "We're excited about our partnership with the leader in the market. Our 16 years of cloud-based SCADA experience, combined with E/One's top-of-the-line hardware, will provide tremendous value to customers for many years into the future."

About Environment One Corporation: E/One is an operating company of Precision Castparts Corp., a worldwide manufacturer of complex metal parts and industrial products. With corporate headquarters in New York and regional offices and distribution throughout the industrialized world, E/One is a manufacturer and provider of products and services for the disposal of residential sanitary waste. Additionally, they provide utility systems for the protection and performance optimization of electric utility assets.

About High Tide Technologies, LLC.: High Tide Technologies is a cloud-based SCADA company that enables customers to monitor and control their systems from anywhere. This simple and secure solution uses field units, satellite, cellular or Ethernet, and the Internet to monitor and provide automatic control of industrial systems. Headquartered in Nashville, TN, they have over 7,000 units in the field and over 800 active customers.


Cleaning Up the Keys with an ALL-TERRAIN Solution

The crystalline shores of the Florida Keys project the illusion of the mythical Fountain of Youth’s restorative powers. "Life is different down here," many of the 75,000 residents and 4.4 million annual visitors to the Keys declare. An "island time" spirit encourages the citizens to presume they’ve escaped the mainland's everyday problems.

In reality, thousands migrating to the Keys, inadvertently spawned gentrification and a construction boom stubbornly reliant on outdated on-site wastewater disposal techniques. This situation threatened its status as a global commercial and sport fishing capital, as well as diving and snorkeling for the nation's only living coral reef -- the world's third largest -- anchoring 70,000 jobs and $7 billion in economic activity.

In just one generation, the unregulated wastewater infrastructure shouldering a proliferation of homes and businesses converted canals, inlets and beachfronts into, as one critic noted, "toilets." 

"When I first moved to the Keys in '78 the waters were blue, clear, with a lot of healthy coral," says fisherman Don DeMaria. "Today it's green, visibility's decreased. The coral, the few that's left, are in pretty bad shape.  It's no longer one of the diving capitals of the world. It's second, maybe third rate."

Flash back to around 1990 when Dr. Brian Lapointe, a scientist at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, identified the contaminant: sewage from some 30,000 septic tanks, cesspits, straight pipes and camp buckets was depositing nitrogen near the reefs in turn creating algae growth which begets coral-killing diseases.  Eutrophication had begun.

"The thing about the Keys is, they love low nutrient conditions," says Lapointe. "Our waters were being polluted with not just nutrients but bacteria, viruses and other organic wastewater compounds and many realized we have to do something about this."

Today, Monroe County is fulfilling a nearly $1 billion sanitary wastewater master plan.  Where possible, the ancient coral bedrock is excavated for deep, expensive but still leak prone gravity sewers.  Elsewhere, the highest-value and environmentally-sensitive waterfronts and marine habitats are converting from septic to the dynamic yet economical and low-profile All-Terrain Sewer™ (ATS) system developed by Environment One Corporation aka E/One.

E/One is providing more than 3,000 grinder pumps anchoring low-pressure sewers throughout the 110-mile chain of nearly 800 islands comprising Monroe County where for decades they've serviced Key West's famed Mallory Square and the Naval Air Station. Now the ATS extends to trophy homes on Key Largo's Millionaires' Row, the renowned Dolphin Research Center of Grassy Key and even remote No Name Key. 

"The ATS solution that we have in the Florida Keys is a wonderful design," says Lapointe.  "Its sealed systems prevent leakage of raw sewage into these unique environments and deliver that wastewater stream to a plant where it's treated to a very high level."

“This ALL-TERRAIN SEWER system responsible for helping restore the fragile environmental treasure known as the Florida Keys offers the gentlest touch on the land of any technique," says E/One president Eric LaCoppola, "while simultaneously providing a most robust solution that will improve and protect the Keys’ public health and overall quality of life for its inhabitants and generations to come.”

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Septic tanks have had a detrimental effect on the waters of the Florida Keys, killing sea grass, fish and the reef. The Keys have been implementing a wastewater master plan to improve near-shore water quality. Find out how ALL-TERRAIN SEWERS from E/One are making this possible.

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About Environment One Corporation (E/One)

Environment One Corporation (E/One) is a diversified, high-technology company located in Niskayuna , New York , U.S.A. Manufacturing, engineering, administration and marketing operations are managed from Niskayuna. Environment One Corporation is owned by Precision Castparts Corp.(PCC), a worldwide manufacturer of complex metal components and products.

Low-pressure, gravity-independent, contour-following sewage collection systems were pioneered by Environment One. E/One Sewer® systems have proven to be an economical and effective method of sewering otherwise difficult land areas, such as flat, wet, rocky and hilly terrain.

At the heart of an E/One Sewer® is the grinder pump, developed by Environment One. These units accept household sanitary waste, grind it into a fine slurry, and pressurize it to permit transport through small-diameter pipes. E/One Sewer Systems serve over 1 million end-users daily.

E/One's Sewer Systems business is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

 

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