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Friday, February 27 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
GIS in Utilities: Working Behind the Scenes (AICP)

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Whether overhead or in the ground, utilities are essential to the functioning of our society. Come learn how GIS has become an essential tool for managing our utility infrastructure.

  • Mobile Solution for Managing Municipal GIS Sites
             Teresa Barringer and Ricky Langley
    Salisbury Rowan Utilities (SRU) found that with using mobile devices and a web based program called Utility Cloud they could reduce the time needed to complete the annual FOG inspections program by 40 percent. It starts with using GIS to place asset sites, in this case grease traps, on the map. Each site is represented by a unique asset class icon that changes colors when work, the inspection, becomes due. The program provides the user with a visual of all site locations and wither inspections are complete or due. It provides the ability to edit site locations or attributes and verifies that the inspector is at the correct location. Once the inspection is completed the data is automatically forwarded to a customized report containing SRU letter head and is suitable for mailing. The program also provides a data storage cabinet for completed inspections, work orders, O&M manuals, system drawings, as built drawings, pictures and any notes that may have been taken concerning the site. It provides management with a real time view of the location of field inspectors, status of work and data being collected. This presentation will demonstrate how SRU uses Utility Cloud to manage their FOG program.

  • An Overview of North Carolina NC 811
             Jeff Bartley
    NC 811 is a not for profit organization that takes excavation information from contractors, utilities, homeowners or from anyone that is engaged in excavation activities. That information is transmitted to our members that have underground facilities in that specific area given on the notification. NC 811 maintains a database of the general area of underground utility information that has been provided by its member utilities in order to provide those members with excavation notifications.

  • GIS Based BMP Compliance Management Application
             Randy Trott
    As stormwater compliance regulations become more prescriptive, many localities are turning to geospatial database tools to help manage their stormwater programs and track compliance data more efficiently, specifically with regard to managing BMP data. Because geospatial databases are compatible with most existing locality GIS, they can be built to incorporate regulatory reporting requirements into a comprehensive stormwater program management and compliance interface.

    Stormwater program management using geospatial database tools begins with development of a data model that sets the framework for purpose and functionality. The data model contains, at a minimum, all of the regulatory data reporting requirements, and can also house the requirements for many other data attributes. Some of these parameters include defining features such as BMP type, geographic location, acres treated, and receiving stream. Compliance tracking and program management are then built in to the data model to include links to as-built plans, records of maintenance agreements, inspection scheduling and data forms, and enforcement tracking. Tools such as report generation, mapping, and querying are then designed to achieve ultimate user functionality. The databases are customized to provide flexibility for users to best control the immense amount of data associated with stormwater management facility assets. Once the database architecture is in place, its functionality is tested as it is populated with legacy BMP data.
    The end product is a comprehensive stormwater program management and compliance interface designed not only to efficiently enable annual regulatory reporting, but also to manage stormwater facility assets and daily stormwater program elements.


Sean Hawley

GIS Systems Coordinator, Greenville Utilities

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Teresa Barringer

FOG Program Coordinator, Salisbury Rowan Utilities
Teresa Barringer is currently the FOG Program Coordinator for Salisbury-Rowan Utilities.  She has been with the City of Salisbury since 2005 first serving as the Permit Services Coordinator and later as the Development Services Specialist.   She became part of the Environmental... Read More →

Ricky Langley

Advanced Enterprise Systems Corp. / Utility Coud
Education:  East Carolina University, Graduated 1982 with a BS in Industrial Technology      Work History:  Water Treatment Plant Operator 1983 to 1990,  Water Treatment Plant Superintendent from 1990 to Oct 1, 2012.  Retired with 30 years of service.  Currently independent... Read More →

Friday February 27, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 306 B

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