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Technology To The Rescue

IBM software married with sensors along some 500 miles of combined sewers in South Bend, IN helped the city reduce 27 sewage overflows per year to one. This process cost $6M, but it is still a mere fraction of the $120M estimated to add capacity.  The Intelligent Operations Center (IOC), used to manage traffic, helps the city officials analyze real-time data and divert sewage to avoid overflows. Irrespective of a GI label, it is certainly a more effective way to manage the grey infrastructure and can supplement GI solutions.

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