Smart Storm Drain

Modern cities have impermeable soils and rely on their drain system to evacuate water. According to FEMA, “Around 20-25 percent of all economic losses resulting from flooding occur in areas not designated as being in a “floodplain,” but as a consequence of urban drainage.”

High intensity rainfall can cause flooding when the city storm water drainage system does not have the necessary capacity to drain away the amounts of rain that are falling, often due to clogged storm drains.

This solution monitors the water level of storm drains throughout the city and helps detect anomalies such as clogged drains due to debris.  In case of heavy rainfall, storm drain flooding can be monitored in real time, allowing better response, such as traffic redirection.

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