Harnessing internet technology, a group of local organizations have come together to conduct a pilot project focused on reducing the risk of basement flooding during increasingly extreme weather events.
The pilot is seeking homeowners located in Collingwood to participate in the multi-year study. Participants will receive free cutting-edge basement flood protection backed by best-in-class monitoring support.
Protect Your Home, Support Your Community
Our team of local professional engineers, technology innovators and community activists have taken an “Integrated Systems Approach” to design the pilot project. The study goal is to reduce community-wide stormwater inflows to the municipal wastewater collection (sanitary sewers) and treatment plant facility (next to Georgian Bay) from private property sources. This reduction is most critical during extreme weather events and will be achieved by installing neighbourhood “clusters” of proprietary Internet-of-Things (aka ‘Smart’) sump pumps and rain water collection cisterns, as well as lot-level Low Impact Development (LID) features. A key benefit to all study participants is that these flood mitigation practices will utilize cutting edge expertise with new flood prevention technologies in order to help reduce future property flood damage risk.
superior to the conventional technology. It constantly updates a dashboard that owners can log into from anywhere and sends email alerts if any issue occurs. Other benefits include a custom sonar water sensor, variable speed pump, built in software contingencies and a backup battery. Data from residential SafeSump installations will be compared with sewer flow data being collected by the Town of Collingwood via another concurrent study.
Pilot Project Partners
Messages From Our Team
After 30 years of professional practice, this collaboration is timely to address current media attention about property flooding from extreme weather. The study approach will enable the engineering team to identify solutions that have regard for real-time data, internet modeling tools and use of innovative smart technologies to help residents and businesses.
This is a cutting-edge technology pilot project that continues Collingwood’s long history of water technology innovation. It presents an innovative approach to reducing homeowner stormwater risks, while providing local companies an opportunity to develop high-tech solutions for markets abroad.
From Huronia Alarm’s perspective, contributing to this pilot project allows our organization to better serve homeowners in the Collingwood area. We look forward to offering best in class monitoring support and ensuring basements remain safe (and dry).