May 21, 2021
Cybertech Automation assists water and wastewater treatment plant operators with upgrading outdated Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and transforming obsolete operating systems into functioning, efficient control systems. We’re committed to supporting and maintaining critical water treatment infrastructure – with a solid understanding of the industry’s history and evolution.
Though the first sewer systems in the United States were built in the late 1850s (in Chicago and Brooklyn), the first sewage treatment plant using chemical precipitation was built in Worcester, MA in 1890.
Today, the average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day just at home. Roughly 70% of the water usage is indoors – which explains why there are more than 16,000 wastewater treatment plants currently in operation removing contaminants and processing sewage.1
Evolving with technology, water treatment plants have made major operations improvements: from pneumatic devices to automated control systems. Automation has also transformed significantly over the last 30 years – causing legacy control systems to be placed in end of life or retired status.
When it’s time to update your water treatment plant’s PLCs and operating systems, Cybertech Automation is ready to support all of your upgrade needs. We also perform live swing-overs (to ensure minimal downtime), utilize existing control cabinets as marshalling panels and provide wiring drawings for future updates. If your water treatment or wastewater treatment plant has a legacy PLC, RTU or DCS system that is no longer supported, please contact Cybertech Automation to discuss options for migration upgrades.
- Burian, Steven J.; Nix, Stephan J.; Pitt, Robert E.; Durrans, S. Rocky (2000). “Urban Wastewater Management in the United States: Past, Present, and Future” (PDF). Journal of Urban Technology. 7 (3): 33. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.579.8947. doi:10.1080/713684134. S2CID 23561154. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 August 2017.