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FPUD awards SCADA support contract to Arcadis

Joe Naiman

Village News Reporter

The previous Fallbrook Public Utility District contract to support the district’s supervisory control and data acquisition systems has expired, and Arcadis was awarded the new contract.

FPUD’s board voted 5-0 Monday, Dec. 4, to approve a contract with Arcadis to assist with instrumentation, controls and SCADA support. The contract will be for three years with a maximum value of $125,000 for the first year and $100,000 for the second and third years.

“There is some specialized work that needs some outside expertise,” Jack Bebee, general manager FPUD, said. “We don’t need enough help to bring somebody in full-time.”

Remote monitoring and control of FPUD water and wastewater facilities optimizes operation of the system and reduces operational labor requirements. FPUD staff issued a request for proposals Wednesday, Oct. 25, for SCADA support consultants. Three responses were received, and Arcadis was determined to be the best firm to meet the needs of the district. Arcadis has previously worked on many of FPUD’s systems which allows the company to provide immediate support without learning about the process control logic and process flow diagrams.

FPUD will be replacing obsolete Kingfisher remote terminal unit hardware for remote facilities including tanks, PRVs, pump stations and sewage lift stations with a new platform. Arcadis has extensive experience working with the selected hardware and software and would be efficient at integrating the new platform into the district’s SCADA system.

Joe Naiman can be reached by email at [email protected].

 

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