Opti Solution

Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control

With stormwater management, timing and flexibility are key. Opti adaptively controls the timing and rate of storage releases across a watershed, optimizing the use of available stormwater assets. Opti provides users with the ability to adapt to the challenges of constantly changing weather patterns and make data-driven decisions for improved stormwater management. Platform users have access to web dashboards through which they gain visibility and insight into real-time and historical performance of their stormwater infrastructure.

Opti CMAC is a cloud based software that utilizes field deployed sensors to optimally manage green and grey stormwater infrastructure

The Leading Provider of Cloud-Based Stormwater Management

Port Tampa Bay

Case studies

Location

Tampa, FL

Customer

National Stormwater Trust & Port Tampa Bay

Situation

Port Tampa Bay needed to ensure 100% of its land was available to meet an unprecedented expansion of containerized cargo calling on the port. Rather than using its own scarce land for stormwater infrastructure, Port Tampa Bay brough in National Stormwater Trust to implement an alternative way to meet water quality goals while providing flood protection and ample space for continuous economic activity.

Results

$1.2M in CAPEX and land savings for Port Tampa Bay, and economic stability through continuous cargo transfer. Nutrient reduction and peak flow management to protect Tampa Bay and its surrounding area from flooding. Excess water quality credits to meet Port Tampa Bay permit requirements.

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Opti Albany NY CSO

Case studies

Location

City of Albany, NY

Customer

City of Albany Water and Water Supply

Situation

Over 530 million gallons of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) annually and flash flooding causing infrastructure damage and public safety and health concerns.

Results

98% capital savings with Opti’s Smart Watershed Network Management and active control implementations on new and existing upstream storage infrastructure. 90% wet weather capture and 8X improvement over passive storage.

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Gee Creek with Opti monitoring equipment

Case studies

Location

City of Casselberry, FL

Customer

City of Casselberry

Situation

Flooding in the lakefront communities of Seminole County is a significant hazard for people and property. With its 10−yearstormwater master plan, the City of Casselberry wanted to know how its stormwater assets were performing, starting with Gee Creek.

Results

The City implemented Opti continuous monitoring and predictive analytics to optimize surveillance of Lake Kathryn elevation in order to protect the surrounding neighborhood from flooding. Weather forecasts and rainfall are used to provide predicted inflow to Lake Kathryn while real-time monitored water level determines discharge based on a range of possible weir configurations at the outlet structure. Geosyntec Consultants provided the design and operational protocols for this project.

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Child playing in James River

Case studies

Location

Lynchburg, VA

Customer

Lynchburg Water Resources

Situation

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lynchburg sits along the historic James River which runs to the Chesapeake Bay. The City needed a new approach to meet its TMDL permit while protecting both water bodies from stormwater pollution.

Results

Since 2017, Opti’s CMAC controls over 158,000 CF by utilizing the dry pond’s available capacity. By retrofitting Warren Pond with Opti’s CMAC, the City of Lynchburg achieves 5% of its pollution reduction goals for Chesapeake Bay TMDL and 100% of its local TMDL goals to meet its MS4 permit.

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Opti Roseville, MN, Capital Region Watershed District (CRWD) water reuse

Case studies

Location

Multiple Locations, MN

Customer

Capital Region Watershed District

Situation

Capital Region Water District partners with the City of Roseville and Falcon Heights to improve stormwater management, including water conservation, quality and flood mitigation.

Results

Elimination of flood occurrences with Opti’s active controls since 2015

50lb reduction in annual phosphorus loading into Lake McCarrons each year

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Opti Beckley, WV flood mitigation and water quality

Case studies

Location

Beckley, WV

Customer

Beckley Sanitary Board

Situation

Undersized storage and conveyance for two large watersheds that converge under Byrd Drive caused flooding 4-5 times annually, with an average roadway shutdown of 2 hours.

Results

More than $2.0 million in savings by optimizing upstream detention with Opti’s active controls

57% wet weather capture and reduced flood occurrences at Ewart and Byrd intersection

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Opti, Hoboken, NJ, North Hudson Sewerage Authority CSO mitigation

Case studies

Location

Hoboken, NJ

Customer

North Hudson Sewerage Authority

Situation

Frequent flash flooding and increasing pressure to address ongoing combined sewer overflows (CSOs), North Hudson Sewerage Authority had to take action.

Results

$0.04/gallon wet weather capture vs. >$1.00/gallon with passive controls

59-84% annual wet weather capture

Real-time controls as a requirement for property development

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Opti Ellicott City, Howard County, MD flood mitigation

Case studies

Location

Ellicott City, MD

Customer

Howard County

Situation

Catastrophic flooding in Ellicott City during 2016 & 2018 and >2,000 acre water quality restoration requirement under MS4 permit.

Results

70% capital savings to manage water quality and quantity with Opti’s active controls

$14,000 a year in cost savings to landowners

4X retention time and water quality improvement

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People tending a rooftop garden

Case studies

Location

Bronx, NY

Customer

Blue Sea Development

Situation

Blue Sea Development deployed Opti at the Arbor House affordable housing complex in the Bronx. This project helps alleviate combined sewer overflow and maximizes water reuse for urban agriculture at a rooftop greenhouse.

Results

87% capital savings with Opti’s rainwater harvesting solution for stormwater capture and water reuse

500,000 gallons of rainwater capture

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Opti Ormond Beach, FL flood mitigation

Case studies

Location

Ormond Beach, FL

Customer

City of Ormond Beach

Situation

In 2009, a hurricane unleased over 27 inches of rain on the Laurel Creek Watershed, inundating approximately 79 buildings and several critical roads and caused flooding damage in excess of $50M. The City undertook a program to address the flooding issues, upgrade utilities within the area, and enhance park elements.

Results

$7.8M in savings by upgrading existing pumps with Opti’s automated forecast based controls. The Opti solution provides 70 ac-ft of active storage.

The solution stood the test when there was no flooding at Central Park Lakes during Hurricane Irma (2017) and Dorian (2019)

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Opti monitoring at Walmart, Maryland Department of Transportation

Case studies

Location

Multiple Locations, MD

Customer

Maryland Department of Transportation

Situation

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is under regulation to treat runoff from 4,621 acres of impervious cover by October 2020. To help them achieve this goal, Opti and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) formed a joint venture and P3 to retrofit private stormwater ponds across the state.

Results

83% or $125,000/acre taxpayer savings compared to traditional approaches

Private landowner tax credits, corporate sustainability, property flood risk mitigation and improved operations

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Regulatory Approvals

Maryland

Department of the Environment

CMAC Approval From The Maryland Department of the Environment

Virginia

Chesapeake Bay Program

CMAC Approval in Virginia

Cheasapeake

Bay Program

CMAC Approval in the Chesapeake Bay

Washington

Department Of Ecology

Washington TAPE

Equivalency approval for CMAC as a control approach for stormwater facilities

North Hudson

Sewage Authority

Innovative Developer Requirements for Meeting CSO Reduction Goals - North Hudson Sewerage Authority

New York

Lake Champlain Basin Program

Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management - Guidance for Municipal Officials in New York’s Lake Champlain Basin

Voice of Opti Customers and Partners

All Your Assets On One Platform

Single Sign-OnUser identity and multi-factor authentication via Microsoft Azure Active Directory
Dynamic VisualizationGeo-referenced overview of sites in your watershed, graphical visualization of real-time data
AlertingIntegrated forecast and predictive operations and maintenance alerting
Data Analysis & ExportStorm event separation and event-based navigation, data export to CSV and SWMM ready files
Availability and UptimeGeo-redundant cloud-based storage of all asset data. Redundant deployments of all services across multiple data center fault zones. Microsoft-managed DDoS protection. 3rd-party APM. Platform Status page.
Platform SecurityAll user and device communications are conducted over TLS-encrypted connections or with DTLS-encrypted messages. Patch management included: all Opti cloud services are hosted in Microsoft Azure Data Centers and configured for automated patch management by the Microsoft Security Response Center. Opti-managed Over-The-Air updates are included with all Opti cellular gateway subscriptions.
Public APIIncorporate data from your Opti-managed assets in web sites, web applications, mobile apps or external asset management or analysis platforms
Telemetry APISCADA and network integration
3rd Party Data Integrations3rd party data ingestion of supported data sources to the Opti Platform

Compare Product Modules and Solutions

Opti Molecule
Opti Monitoring
Opti
Essentials
Opti Plus
Smart Watershed Network Management
Real-Time Operations
Opti platform and real-time monitoring
Forecast-integrated control
Automated real-time forecast predicted control
Civil-Integrated Failsafe
Control logic is hosted both the on-site controller as well as the cloud-hosted systems to manage flows consistent with asset requirements in the event of a local networking outage on the site
Single Objective Control
Binary automated pre-event drawdown proportional to expected runoff
Optimized Control
Optimized adaptive control to meet multiple objects such as retention periods, flow moderation, and multiple water level targets
Coordinated Release
Limit upstream releases based on environmental conditions in the watershed (e.g. water level downstream, tides, temperature)
Multi-Site Coordination
Real-time multi-site coordination
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Opti Outperforms Passive Stormwater Management Every Time

Outcomes
Passive Controls
Opti
Economic
Capital Cost Per Gallon of Wet Weather Capture
$0.50 - $5.00
$0.02
Est. 20 Year Total Cost of Ownership Per Gallon
$1.00 - $10.00
$0.06
Time to Impact
12 - 36 Months
4 Months
Performance
Wet Weather Capture (% of annual inflow)
10 - 20%
91%
Resilience
Maximum Use of Storage and Collection System
x
Opti Molecule
Configurability to Future Watershed, Environmental & Regulatory Changes
x
Opti Molecule
Smart Watershed Network Management
x
Opti Molecule
Peace of Mind
Performance Validation & Preventative Maintenance Via Automated Alerts
x
Opti Molecule
Safe Remote Asset Management and Operations
x
Opti Molecule

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