On January 15, 2006, in Los Angeles, a pump malfunction went unnoticed. 1.5 million gallons of raw sewage flowed onto local streets and into the ocean, shutting down beaches, halting the local economy and levying millions of dollars in lawsuits (SFGate.com, 2006). In the pump station where this problem originated, pump monitoring systems had been up and running, but failed. More than just having an alarm notification system, it is essential that one chooses the most secure delivery system for their particular application.
THE BASICS OF RTU TECHNOLOGY
Remote Terminal Units (RTU) provide pump monitoring performance on-demand, spotting pump problems before disaster strikes and ensuring optimum pump performance.