Improving Utility Field Operations Efficiency through GNSS
Track: Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater
Authors: Chris Kahn, Eric Gakstatter
New Jersey American Water analyzed its field staff efficiency of accessing the information they required to find the buried assets to perform day-to-day and emergency tasks. The company determined it could save over 45,000 field hours annually by updating its 1.5 million asset GIS with survey grade positions. Labor is the most expensive portion of GPS work, so the company designed a high efficiency RTK workflow that will enable the 9,500+ mile project to be completed in three years by 9 techs.