V&A Consulting Engineers Announces the Release of Their Proprietary VANDA® GRAVITY MAIN CLEANING INDEX

The free tool from V&A Consulting Engineers supports municipalities, provides a standard for recording main gravity cleaning conditions and lays the foundation for data collection and analysis, optimization of cleaning operations and cost savings.

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OAKLAND, Calif., April 6, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The VANDA® Gravity Main Cleaning Index was created by V&A to provide a standard for recording condition assessment data during gravity main cleaning using objective criteria. The index shows typical examples of conditions observed in the cleaning of main gravity segments. This index will also become the standard scoring methodology for machine learning demand forecasts (referred to as LOF – Probability of Failure) generated by V&A’s data science services.

“The development of our index supports improved data collection and standardized reporting. We seek to contribute to the water and wastewater industry with innovation, alignment and collaboration and the Indices are just one way we support communities,” said Debra Kaye, V&A CE0 & President.

Presented as a permanent ruler, the index is a tool for professionals assessing and reporting gravity home cleaning conditions. The VANDA® Gravity Head Cleaning Index facilitates data collection, which forms a basis for data analysis and improved Gravity Head Cleaning. The introduction of a standardized index positions collection systems for cost-effective, sophisticated analysis that provide maintenance managers with insights to improve cleaning processes.

“V&A has been working with collection systems for the past two years to understand how to enable data-driven recommendations for decision making in the gravity head cleaning process FOG, roots or debris is limited,” said Lars Stenstedt, V&A Data Science Manager. “The grant Adopting a data standard for assessing sanitation status is an important step in enabling collection systems to take advantage of available data science techniques and processes to become as efficient as possible in servicing to prevent Sewage System Overflows (SSO). .”

Attendees at the CWEA Annual Conference are invited to visit booth #629 for a complimentary copy of the VANDA® Cleaning Index and April 11 at 10 am at the Hyatt Regency to attend “Gravity Sewer Main Cleaning: Innovative Use of Data Science for Optimization” presented by Lars Stenstedt Sacramento 1209 L Street.

“Padre Dam has been collecting condition assessment data during gravity sweep sweeps for many years. This type of data has enabled Padre Dam to leverage the knowledge and observations of our cleaning crew for the continuous improvement of our maintenance processes, Padre Dam supports V&A in promoting the importance of collecting this type of condition assessment data during gravity head cleaning,” said Daniel Lockart, Maintenance Manager, Padre Dam Municipal Water District.

“The City of Hillsborough collects condition assessment data during the cleaning process and has worked with V&A over the past year to develop this standard index,” said Rick Pina, Sewer Supervisor, Town of Hillsborough. “The process of developing this standard by leveraging senior staff and their institutional knowledge has enabled Hillsborough to streamline the onboarding and training of new maintenance staff. Understanding data-driven predictions helps us focus our maintenance efforts on removing FOG, roots and debris, as well as developing future CIP projects for the collection system.”

About V&A Consulting Engineers

Founded in 1979, V&A Consulting Engineers (V&A), headquartered in Oakland, CA with offices in San Diego, CA, Houston, TX and Sarasota, Florida, is a multidisciplinary engineering team led by Debra Kaye, CEO, the focuses on construction infrastructure – especially in the areas of water, sewage and light rail. visit http://www.vaengineering.com.

Media contact: Robin Rhea| rrhea@vaengineering.com 510.903.6600

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