Webcam to save water district money

Water district

A new webcam should save the Santa Clara Valley Water District a
little money, and make it easier to monitor the buildup of debris
at a trash rack in West Little Llagas Creek in downtown Morgan
Hill.
A new webcam should save the Santa Clara Valley Water District a little money, and make it easier to monitor the buildup of debris at a trash rack in West Little Llagas Creek in downtown Morgan Hill.

Installation of webcams have helped reduce the risk of flooding through more frequent remote monitoring of debris build-up and has reduced the risk of flood damage claims against the district, according to a SCVWD press release. The trash rack s located at the intersection of Main Street and Hale Avenue.

Typically, crews are dispatched two or more times a day during storms to check for debris blockages. Since the webcam can be monitored remotely, the district will save about $10,000 per year by avoiding unnecessary dispatches. The cost savings is based on a crew of two checking the trash rack twice a day for 30 days during the rainy season.

The webcam may be accessed through the district’s external website at http://www.valleywater.org/Service/WestLittleLlagasTrashRackWebcam.aspx.

Details: Liang Lee at (408) 265-2600, ext. 2927.

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