Opti Stormwater Partnerships
Our mission to build healthier watersheds and resilience is strengthened by our partners. Opti works with local experts to design, implement and deliver smart stormwater solutions to meet your community's specific needs. Together, we have applied modern technology to civil infrastructure to protect communities and the environment with over 26,000 managed storms. As a commitment to our partners and customers to provide safe, reliable and secure solutions, Opti has launched a new Partner Resources Portal. Visit our new page to access resources on site evaluation, designing with Opti technology, and equipment installation. To learn more about our program and partner tools join our Partner Program webinar on February 25th, 2021 at 12pm EST.
Opti Hires Yuya Ishizuka, P.E. to Support Growing Partner Program
"I have always viewed Opti's technology and proactive stormwater management approach as the future for our communities. Modern technology enhances our knowledge and performance of our traditional civil engineering methods and better prepares us for changing global weather patterns. I am thrilled to join Opti and be a part of an organization of industry experts and forward-thinking professionals working under a mission to protect our communities and the environment. Our goal is to serve as a trusted partner to engineering and environmental consultants and contractors to deliver innovative and progressive solutions that pave the way for a healthier planet, benefiting our future generations."
Opti Fun Facts
26,000 + Storms Managed
4.2M + Hours
of Controlled Infrastructure
A wide range of skills and experience are necessary when implementing technology with stormwater infrastructure. It requires a team of highly collaborative partners to ensure success. "Stick to your core and outsource the rest." The evolution of the internet has made this strategy more seamless than ever.
Over a year ago, we started the development of our partner program. As a company, Opti's goal is to provide a highly adaptable, impactful, and evolving smart watershed management platform. This requires a strong talent mix of water resources and software engineers. We are continually investigating how cloud and IoT technology can be used to solve some of our most vexing stormwater challenges.
Opti works with a variety of partners as digital adoption continues to grow in our industry. Opti ensures the digital infrastructure is safe, secure and optimized to perform. Our partners ensure a great site design, a solid installation, and smooth, ongoing operations.
Through our network of partners, we can solve stormwater challenges quicker, leverage taxpayer dollars further, and improve public safety faster.
Two Opti customers were featured as panelists on WateReuse's latest webinar, Stormwater Capture Drivers, Impediments, and Future Visions. Randy Bartlett from Fairfax County, Virginia and Mark Doneux from Capitol Region Watershed District joined other stormwater management leaders to discuss the vision of stormwater capture. WateReuse's webinar facilitated nationwide discussion of drivers, concerns and barriers to stormwater capture. Across the board, the largest drivers were water quality, flood control and regulatory concerns, while funding was discussed as the greatest barrier. Finding a balance between stormwater capture and reuse is an industry challenge. To combat this issue, Mark Doneux stated, "A real time controlled system is becoming more popular in stormwater management and is the way to do that." Randy Bartlett emphasized, "We need to be automating stormwater management." With Opti, communities can cost effectively achieve multi-benefit solutions. View the full discussion here.
It's Time to Address Flooding Inequity
The strongest effects of the changing climate are seen on water, as evident through increasing storms, intensifying floods and sea levels rising. More than 30 million people in the United States live in high risk flood zones. Due to historic development, the most vulnerable populations are hit hardest by floods and other natural disasters. To truly win the battle against climate change, water equity must be central to resilience planning. We must accelerate technological adoption and work more closely with community members. The U.S. Water Alliance outlines five priority actions in the Water Rising: Equitable Approaches to Urban Flooding Report:
- Use data to identify risks, assets and community vulnerabilities
- Commit to ongoing and meaningful community engagement
- Set a proactive vision and build strategic alignment
- Fully incorporate equity into resilience planning processes
- Target investments in vulnerable communities
Opti is delighted to complete its fifth stormwater project with Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD), reducing pollution in Como Lake Minnesota by improving visibility and operational efficiency of the new iron-enhanced sand filter. The newly completed construction at Northwest Pond and Hole 7 will capture 11 million gallons of runoff and prevent 55 pounds of phosphorus from reaching Como Lake. Residents of Saint Paul can enjoy the beauty of their parks and lakes with peace of mind. CRWD and Opti continue to expand our shared mission of optimizing stormwater infrastructure and building resilient communities. Opti implemented Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control (CMAC) Technology, with design developed by Houston Engineering, in partnership with Como Golf Course in St.Paul. Read more about Opti and CRWD's project here.
Bala Golf Club, PA
Golf courses, a great place for stormwater capture and reuse. Bala Golf Club, PA partnered with Opti to use CMAC technology for flood and CDO mitigation, water quality improvements, and water reuse. Bala Golf Club was able to meet Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) regulations and save 72% in costs.
A key initiative of the Sustainable Operations and Resilience Action Plan, Orange County successfully completed a stormwater harvesting project. In collaboration with Geosyntec Consultants and Environmental Conservation Solutions, Opti provided real-time control for the Orange County Public Works project. Stormwater harvesting collects runoff to prevent pollution and repurposes the water for irrigation, equipment washing and more. Stormwater harvesting can ease demand on potable water and lower costs. With numerous benefits, stormwater harvesting helps communities in building sustainable and resilient water systems.
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