But although automation had come to the mapping division of the CCCSD and improved the ease with which maps could be updated, other departments were still employing tried and true traditional, manual processes.
The CSOD has eight field crews, five of which are cleaning crews, responsible for repairing, cleaning, and maintaining 1,500 miles of sewers within the CCCSD's 126-sq mi service area.
So with that, the CCCSD began developing a series of GIS applications two years ago to help fulfill this plan.
As the CCCSD already had the map database and the SMMS database in place, the only missing piece of the application puzzle was the device to connect these two datasets.
The GIS allows the CCCSD to analyze its datasets as well and map the results.
Data collected by CCCSD's television crew is also a candidate for inclusion in the GIS.
As a result of this pilot study, the CCCSD
and Montgomery Watson received concurrence from California Department of Health officials and the Regional Water Quality Control Board that UV disinfection is a safe, reliable, and economically viable alternative to traditional chemical disinfection processes.