Water & Wastewater

Too much information, disconnected systems, and limited resources have become complex challenges for water utilities. At GE, we offer proven solutions to drive intelligent water operations that help optimize performance and maximize return on investment.

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Consistent, efficient, and accountable water operations

Utilities face aging infrastructure, declining revenues, increasing regulations, and retiring workers—challenges that require them to plan and work smarter than ever before. But it’s a struggle because information and systems are disconnected.

At GE, we understand your challenges. Combining advanced technologies and deep industry know-how, our proven water-wastewater solutions drive greater efficiency, consistency and accountability throughout your operations. That's why thousands of utilities rely on us to help them drive intelligent water operations.

The facts are startling

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OF TAP WATER IS LOST IN DISTRIBUTION

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UTILITIES FACE EVER-INCREASING STRINGENT REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

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OF ALL ALARMS ARE NOISE

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GLOBAL WATER USAGE HAS INCREASED SIX-FOLD SINCE THE LAST CENTURY

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WATER-WASTEWATER UTILITY WORKERS ARE WITHIN RETIREMENT AGE

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WATER-WASTEWATER UTILITIES SPEND MORE THAN $1B ON CONTROLS AND IT EVERY YEAR

Optimizing water and wastewater operations via the Industrial Internet

Enter the world of water utilities: aging infrastructure, declining revenues, increasing service level expectations, and regulations. What's more, resources for water and wastewater capital programs are limited, making it difficult to carry out infrastructure modernization, expansion, and technology upgrades.

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Salt River Project Gets to No Unplanned Downtime

Using GE’s SmartSignal software, Salt River Project is getting to “No Unplanned Downtime” by integrating data to improve visibility, gathering insights to proactively operate and optimize asset utilization across their enterprise.



 


 

Connected machines

Consistency starts at the controller

 

A modern control infrastructure is critical to drive information, uptime, flexibility and long equipment life throughout your operations. Our powerful lineup of high performance PACSystems controllers is rugged and reliable, featuring:

-High availability redundancy
-Expandable open architectures   -Upgradeable CPU

And our distributed I/O utilizes PROFINET to maximize efficiency and data dissemination. It's designed to be ultra-fast and easy to set up. With this type of I/O flexibility, you can connect to a full range of I/O, from simple discrete to safety and process I/O to meet your needs.

See how GE water solutions enable business as usual during a natural disaster for a water plant in Virginia.



 

Connected data

Improve visibility into your plant operations

 

Better visibility leads to better decisions. Our Proficy Historian is a powerful enterprise-wide data historian that collects, archives, and distributes tremendous volumes of data at extremely high speeds. It contains extensive security capability and reporting tools for better monitoring, control and regulatory compliance.

Historian and real-time data can be presented graphically with our Proficy HMI/SCADA – iFIX software so operators can visually monitor and control treatment processes and equipment. They can also trend operational and process data and monitor alarms for quick identification and resolution of issues. Like a window into your operations, it enables you to clearly see what's going on.

See how Proficy helps Waterford aggregate its data to understand how their assets are operating and quickly and easily troubleshoot issues.



 

Connected insights

Improve performance with predictive analytics

 

To truly understand your operations, you need to dig deeper into your data. Our Proficy Monitoring & Analysis software collects and analyzes data from water-wastewater treatment, pumping and other process and equipment. It helps make sense of the data, turning it into insight. You can optimize processes, troubleshoot process problems and monitor process health with our solution’s predictive analytics.

Plus, with Proficy Mobile, you can extend your control room with real-time operational intelligence (RtOI) on mobile devices. Operational data everywhere can be securely transformed into actionable knowledge, anywhere anytime. Imagine the information you need delivered intelligently to you in the right context, by role and location. That’s the power of Proficy Mobile.

See how the City of Haverhill, Massachusetss leverages GE water solutions for better visibility, fast troubleshooting, and lower costs in its water plant.



 

Connected people

Drive consistency through work process management

 

Consistent and efficient operations are critical. As experienced operators continue to retire, you’ve got to mitigate the loss of institutional knowledge. You need to guide operators with information-rich, circumstance-based tools to ensure tasks are completed on time and the right way every time.

Our Proficy Workflow software enables every operator to be an expert. It captures and digitizes your work processes. It guides your operators with step-by-step instructions for each task and automatically walks them through corrective action. And it creates electronic standard operating procedures (eSOPs) to reduce variation in performance, cost, and quality.

Find out how GE Proficy software guides operators for more consistent processes, faster troubleshooting, and minimized tasks.

Platform convergence

Leverage your business and automation investments through integration

How can you ensure timely and consistent problem resolution? How can you capture labor, equipment and material needed to complete the work? With our Proficy Workflow solution, you can connect your business platforms such as Computer Maintenance Management (CMMS) to automatically deliver eSOPs and Work Orders to operators.

GE solutions enable you to integrate your business and automation platforms to leverage their capability, lower operating costs, respond more quickly to changing needs, and ease training. You can empower operators to create solutions, without demands on IT. And replicate systems faster across your utility—lowering implementation costs, decreasing risk, and speeding completion time.

Improve your consistency, efficiency and accountability with GE solutions for water—enabling collaborative information with a holistic approach.