Tour of the City of San Diego's Central Operations and Management Center

The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA) for the City of San Diego Metropolitan Wastewater Collection Department consists of master monitoring and control stations located at Central Operations and Maintenance Center (COMC). COMC is located at Metropolitan Operations Center in Building II (MOC II). The SCADA equipment is a Westinghouse Ovation System and associated communication hardware and software to communicate to remote PLC/DCS stations throughout the City of San Diego.

The pump station programmable logic control (PLC) system shall communicate to SCADA system remotely via Spread Spectrum Radios located at each pump station. This radio communication will be channeled through an intermediate Master Radio/PLC system located at the nearest mountain top. These will be used for retransmission to/from COMC SCADA system. The Contractor shall provide and install the pump station radio and provide interface (software/hardware) connections to the pump station control PLC system.

Sewer Pump Station Alarms shall be monitored by WWC Staff (SAMS) during normal working hours and by COMC Staff after hours. The COMC Staff shall immediately notify Pump Station personnel via pager or telephone upon receipt of a pump station alarm event. Trunk Sewer Flow Meters shall be monitored by the WWC Staff on normal working days and by the COMC operators after hours, weekends and holidays to detect major deviations in sewage flow. WWC staff/COMC operator shall immediately notify the Duty Supervisor by pager and then by telephone of potential trunk sewer overflows.

Meeting Details

When: Thursday July 15, 2010, at 6pm.

Cost: No cost for ISA members; $20 for non-members

Location: City of San Diego, Public Utilities Department, Metropolitan Operations Complex (MOC II), 9192 Topaz Way, San Diego

Refreshments: Those interested will meet afterwards at a nearby restaurant or watering hole.

RSVP: Mike Wallace at (858) 522-6866 or