As one of the largest flow service company in Ontario, Flowmetrix Technical Services offers sewer flow monitoring studies in sanitary, storm, CSO, and SSO locations to name a few. We also conduct stream monitoring and stage-discharge curve relationship development studies. Flowmetrix offers short and long term monitoring programs as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with a wireless web-based data delivery service platform.
• Using a pragmatic approach, our primary business goal is to collect accurate flow measurement data. To achieve this goal we must find a balance between cost and technology. In our experience, some flow monitoring techniques are not necessarily as straightforward and accurate as claimed by some manufacturers in certain applications. In some situations, traditional and relatively simple methods of flow measurement may have advantages. The key is to obtain a balance between cost, level of accuracy and reporting requirements. While the reliability and quality of data collected is always of great importance, the degree of accuracy and amount of useful information obtained is highly dependent on the objectives of the monitoring program and the intended use of the data. High data accuracy at high cost is not necessarily the best strategy in all cases, but can be achieved where necessary. Obtaining optimum data for specific conditions is a complex endeavor that requires a firm that combines experience in various aspects such as familiarity with program requirements and different monitoring methodologies.
• To achieve the primary objective of this project, accurate data that is of high quality with minimal data loss is required. The objective is obtained through implementing QA/QC to ensure the data is collected, transported, and reported precisely.
• Our standard procedures for flow monitoring in open channels are based on our 20-years of sanitary sewer flow monitoring conforming with WRc manual “A Guide to Short Term Flow Surveys of Sewer Systems”. The data will be collected and presented in a format and schedule that meets our clients’ expectations.