FTS systems are used by government agencies and private corporations for various water quantity and water quality applications. Regardless of the application, the fully integrated design of our systems provides a simple, turn-key solution for those who appreciate the chance to focus on their field work rather than troubleshoot and configure electronics. Components used in our systems excel in reducing maintenance requirements, so no matter how complex the system needed for your application, it saves money over time, resulting in a low total cost of ownership.
The Water Survey of Canada: Hydrometric Gauging Across Canada
The Water Survey of Canada (WSC) is a scientific branch of Canada's Department of the Environment that is responsible for monitoring the nation's freshwater resources. The WSC maintains Canada's hydrometric network of over 2,500 active hydrometric gauges that measure and record lake and river water levels and river and stream flows. Read more >
Metro Vancouver: Real-time Early Warning Water Quality Monitoring
With almost 50 environmental monitoring stations combined within the three watersheds, Metro Vancouver delivers safe drinking water for over 2.1 million people in 22 municipalities. The backbone of this network is a real-time RMX VHF radio telemetry link developed and installed by FTS that provides routine access to critical data from a variety of alpine and valley sites. Read more >
Capital Region District and City of Cranbrook: Hydromet and Water Quality Monitoring
Both municipalities in British Columbia, Canada, have similar FTS watershed monitoring networks using RMX radio for data communications. Recent RMX upgrades from older cellular telemetry systems provided superior performance and lower operating costs. Read more >
Manitoba Hydro, Burntwood River: Early Warning Suspended Sediment Load Monitoring
Manitoba Hydro has been using RMX radio, dataloggers and turbidity sensors for a number of years as part of an early warning suspended sediment load monitoring system.
Turbidity arrays were deployed from 6 rafts both upstream and downstream of the Burntwood River dam construction site. With virtual real-time data telemetry and analysis, turbidity data is converted to suspended sediment concentrations (SSC) using established sediment rating curves (NTU SSC ratings) developed over several years of monitoring. Read more >