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About Opti

At Opti, we believe the stormwater management challenges facing communities today require performance improvements, adaptive capacity, and operational transparency that digital approaches can deliver. Opti is the creator and leading provider of Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control (CMAC) solutions. Opti's real-time stormwater management platform provides solutions to multiple, often competing, stormwater objectives, providing customers with economic savings, resiliency, and peace of mind since 2007. Opti enables communities and businesses to continuously improve stormwater management by delivering real-time visibility, adaptively controlling assets, and supporting smart city initiatives. Our promise to you is three-fold:

  1. Economic

    • Cost Savings: CMAC solutions lead to cost savings by optimizing stormwater infrastructure and resource management, preventing the need for costly capital investments.
    • Data-Driven Decision-Making: Real-time data empowers decision-makers with insights to make informed choices about stormwater management. This includes decisions related to infrastructure investments, maintenance schedules, and emergency response.
  2. Resilient

    • Infrastructure Resilience: Understanding how storms affect infrastructure in real-time can lead to better planning and optimization of more resilient systems capable of handling extreme weather events.
    • Scalability: Real-time stormwater management platforms can be modified and scaled as needed to meet the changing demands on the system due to climate change, regulations, or different urban areas or regional requirements.
  3. Peace of Mind

    • Public Safety: Immediate information about flood risks and road closures can be disseminated to the public through various communication channels, enhancing public safety during storms.
    • Compliance and Reporting: Opti's real-time stormwater management platform can facilitate compliance with environmental regulations and reporting requirements.

Opti Platform Applications

Opti's real-time stormwater management platform offers several benefits, particularly in urban planning and environmental conservation. The platform leverages technology and data to monitor, analyze, and automatically respond to stormwater issues as they occur. Here are some of the key applications for the Opti solution:

  1. Flood Mitigation: Opti's platform helps prevent or reduce flooding in urban areas by providing instant data on rainfall intensity, water levels, and drainage system performance. This enables quick response and better flood control measures.

  2. Water Quality Improvements: The Opti platform can help protect natural ecosystems by preventing pollutants from entering streams, rivers, and other water bodies. Integrated water quality monitoring allows for early detection of pollutants, contaminants, and other issues. This helps in maintaining or improving the quality of water in local water bodies.

  3. Asset Performance Monitoring: By providing data on stormwater asset conditions, the Opti platform enables more efficient O&M resource allocation. Municipalities can deploy personnel and equipment precisely where and when they are needed, reducing costs and improving response times.

  4. Water Conservation: The Opti platform can help protect natural ecosystems and restore the water cycle by controlling water reuse systems such as smart irrigation, rainwater harvesting, and greywater recycling.

  5. Sewer Overflow Mitigation: The Opti platform provides operational transparency during wet weather events and enables accurate predictions on impacts to the collection system, allowing utilities to prevent overflows.

  6. Erosion Control: By monitoring and responding to stormwater runoff in real-time, the Opti platform can minimize soil erosion at outfall locations. This protects water quality and maintains the integrity of natural landscapes.

Opti Platform and Portal

Opti's real-time stormwater management platform is a graphical and interactive system that provides users with information and control options for managing stormwater at a specific site, coordinated sites, or at the watershed level. Opti's platform is accessible via real-time user interface known as the Opti Portal and plays a crucial role in proactive stormwater management, helping utility operators and land owners to respond swiftly to changing conditions, optimize infrastructure, and mitigate flood risks. It empowers users with the information and tools needed to make informed decisions and protect both the environment and public safety.

Key features and components of the platform include:

  1. Dashboard: The platform opens with a dashboard that provides an overview of the current stormwater conditions. It includes a map displaying the area of interest, rainfall data, water levels, and the status of key infrastructure components.

  2. Map Visualization: A map is a central element of the Opti Portal, showing the geographical area being monitored. It can display various layers of information, such as stormwater infrastructure (pipes, drains, retention ponds), weather radar data, water quality sensors, and flood risk zones.

  3. Real-time Data Feeds: The platform receives real-time data from a network of sensors and monitoring devices deployed throughout the area. This data can include rainfall intensity, water levels in streams and rivers, water quality parameters, and the status of pumps, valves, gates, and other assets in the stormwater system.

  4. Alerts and Notifications: Users can set up alerts and notifications based on predefined thresholds. For example, the system can send alerts when rainfall exceeds a certain level, water levels rise dangerously, or water quality deteriorates. These alerts can be delivered via email, SMS, or in-app notifications.

  5. Control Options: The platform can be configured to provide control options to manage stormwater infrastructure in real-time. These control options can be automated based on real-time input or can be set for manual operations to control valves, pumps, and other stormwater assets.

  6. Decision Support Tools: The Opti Portal includes tools for scenario planning and decision support. Users can simulate the impact of different control actions or infrastructure upgrades on stormwater management outcomes.

  7. Historical Data: Users can access historical stormwater data and trends to analyze past events, identify patterns, and make informed decisions for future stormwater management.

  8. User Access Levels: The Opti Portal supports multiple user access levels and permissions, ensuring that only authorized personnel can make critical decisions or access certain sensitive data.

  9. Reporting and Data Export: Users can generate reports and export data for compliance, analysis, and reporting purposes. These reports may include data on stormwater quality, infrastructure performance, and flood events.

  10. User Training and Support: User training resources and support options are included to ensure that operators and decision-makers can effectively use the system.