smartPOND™ is a prepackaged, easy to install, automated water level control valve that regulates stormwater depth. smartPONDtakes passive stormwater controls and gives them brains, allowing for both pre-programmed stormwater quality management and application-based real-time controls. Routine inspections can be monitored remotely with the smartPOND onboard camera, giving owners and operators instant feedback. Automated processes also make users aware of upcoming system maintenance needs by sending alerts to a smartphone or an email address. All components are modular and can easily be replaced by the user.
Routine inspections can be monitored remotely with the smartPOND onboard camera, giving owners and 3rd party operators instant feedback on the condition of the system. Automated processes also make users aware of upcoming system maintenance needs, sending alerts to users’ smartphones/e-mail with advance notice of battery, solar panel or other component maintenance needs within a predetermined time frame. smartPONDis the intelligent choice for your automated detention, retention or rainwater harvesting system.
smartPOND also meets batch detention requirements per the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Edwards Aquifer Protection Plan (EAPP).
Stacking Up The Benefits
- Achieves greater efficiency over sand filters (91% TSS removal)
- Maintains settling pond benefits while dewatering
- Advance or real-time programming of dewatering events
- Real time data available – water levels, gate position, temperature, photos, maintenance records and more
- Tough and versatile design
- 1-year warranty
- 1-year maintenance
- Maintenance alert notifications
- Simple Installation
- Plug and Play Design = Completely Self Contained
- Custom 30” Drain Basin
- Valve Quick Release Design for Simplified Valve Maintenance
- Valve Spool keeps all components out of the pond
- American Made
The smartPOND Series
For Automated Batch Detention
The outfall valve of smartPOND Weir functions by rotating 90 degrees to open and close a rotary weir connected to an outfall pipe up to 24-inches in diameter. It can be pre-programmed to hold water for 12 hours, for example, and then rotate slowly over a 48-hour period to drain the detention pond completely. Once empty, the bucket returns to its upright and closed position in anticipation of the next rainfall event. Fundamentally, smartPOND Wier allows suspended solids (TSS) to settle out of the detained water and releases the cleanest water from the top of the pond.
For Automation and Control
The smartPOND Valve is routinely used in a wide variety of applications. It is a highly flexible platform designed to support, manage, and utilize automated functionality. If it’s related to your stormwater facility or the water within it, and you want to know about it or control it, smartPOND Valve can respond to your need. Widely used over the Edwards Aquifer in batch detention applications, this system is likely the most deployed detention automation system in the country.
With smartPOND RTO, active control is now achievable with the availability of real-time data, including water levels, gate position, temperature, photos, maintenance records and much more. When programmed with hydrologic inputs, the system measures water surface elevation (WSE) at given time increments and determines inflow rate. System logic then controls the slide gate valve opening ensuring outflow always matches allowable discharge, thus optimizing detention storage and eliminating unused space.
Real-Time Optimization of detention pond inflow and outflows creates a detention pond that functions at optimum efficiency. An efficient detention structure, dry, wet, or underground, can be significantly smaller while managing the same design volume of stormwater. Utilizing smartPOND typically allows for a 25% to 50% reduction in the size of the facility. The cost of smartPOND will often be covered by the reduction in construction costs alone. Reduced long-term maintenance costs and the value of land reclaimed by shrinking the detention facility are simply added benefits.
Would You Like More Information About smartPOND?
If you and your team would like to learn more about smartPOND, contact Convergent Water Technologies today.