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Windsor Utilities Commission Receives the 2014 Innovative Technologies Award

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Windsor, ON: On November 19, 2014, the Windsor Utilities Commission (WUC) was awarded the 2014 Innovative Technologies Award for a Large Utility at the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) annual event, "Window on Ottawa". WUC received this award for the implementation of an area wide pressure control system, utilizing model predictive control software, which delivered an overall reduction in main breaks of 21% and resulted in estimated operational savings of $250,000. While this software and control technique had been utilized in process industries, this represented the first time that such technology and techniques had been implemented in a water utility setting.

For further information, please see the CWWA website:

The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association is a non-profit national body representing the common interests of Canada's public sector municipal water and wastewater services and their private sector suppliers and partners. CWWA is recognized by the federal government and national bodies as the national voice of this public service sector.

The Windsor Utilities Commission is the owner of the City of Windsor water production and water distribution assets, providing potable water to over 72,000 customers within the boundaries of the City of Windsor and also supplies the potable water needs for the Towns of Tecumseh and LaSalle through bulk water agreements.

For additional information, contact:
Garry Rossi, P.Eng.
Director, Water Operations
Tel: 519-251-7300 Ext. 5623

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