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Wastewater Maintenance Division Launches GraniteNet

CW2020 Employee Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 2

The WWD recently upgraded its Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) software technologyEvan Summers GraniteNet from GraniteXP to GraniteNet. CCTV technology allows field personnel to see the current condition of existing pipelines, identify potential problems, and to direct resources to repair these trouble spots.  

WWD Superintendent Robert Judy remarked, “The City’s Wastewater Maintenance and Street Division will benefit from the improved documentation process by using this technology.” 

The upgrade will save staff time by minimizing manual data entry, eliminating unnecessary paper, and providing real-time data to the City’s Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) Cityworks. GraniteNet integrates well with Cityworks and has useful benefits such as video compression that is compatible with internet video streaming standards, increased storage and retrieval capabilities, and the ability to initiate asset-based inspections directly from the software. The upgrades also allow the City to track CCTV use when responding to work orders.

The upgrade was a collaborative effort between the WWD and the City IT Department.