Wastewater Utility Automates with CMMS
The Detroit Department of Water and Sewerage is installing a new, computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) provided by TSW International. In addition to managing the processing of millions of gallons of wastewater a day, the CMMS will also maintain the plant`s physical assets. The new system will enable the wastewater utility to achieve process and productivity improvements by effectively utilizing all of their capital assets, including equipment and personnel.
Detroit Water and Sewerage, the largest single wastewater treatment facility in the world, with a primary treatment capacity of 1.2 billion gallons daily, implemented TSW`s maintenance software in 1992 and currently has several hundred employees utilizing the system. Detroit plans to expand its capabilities with the implementation of the CMMS throughout the enterprise. The new client/server software runs on Oracle`s relational database and is the first of its kind to integrate asset-care data with information systems.