Ashland Water Works takes home submeter mobile mapping kit valued at $4,500!
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY — Eos Positioning Systems, Inc.® (Eos), the world’s leading manufacturer of Bluetooth® high-accuracy GNSS receivers for any smartphone or tablet, and Esri® announced today the 2018 KRWA Giveaway winner.
The winner is William “Andy” Guffey of Ashland Water Works in Ashland, Kentucky.
Ashland Water Works is part of a Phase II Storm Water Management Program (SWMP)
What Activities has Ashland’s SWMP Completed?
The MS4 Group has completed numerous activities as part of the SWMP. Several of these activities are performed on an annual basis while others are on-going.
A few of the activities and initiatives Ashland Water Works has participated in, as part of the SWMP, include:
- Public education on storm water quality
- Trash and debris cleanup
- Promotion of “green” initiatives with tree seedling distribution
- Participation in State Tire Recycle Program
- Offering residents recycling bins for dropoffs
- Mapping MS4 outfalls
- Reducing illegal discharges
- Managing runoff
- Managing culverts and channels
- Providing street sweeping
- And much, much more!
Eos and Esri are proud to equip such a deserving utility with the technology to map its system with greater accuracy.
“Ashland Water Works is exactly the kind of water utility that we are pleased to be able to set up on a modern, efficient mapping workflow. They have demonstrated a commitment to community, and we look forward to seeing how a well-mapped system benefits them.”
— Jean-Yves Lauture, CTO, Eos
“Ashland Water Works is exactly the kind of water utility that we are pleased to be able to set up on a modern, efficient mapping workflow,” Eos CTO Jean-Yves Lauture said. “They have demonstrated a commitment to community that makes us confident that the benefits of a well-mapped system will benefit not just their own organization internally, but also the customers they serve on a daily basis.”
What does the 2018 KRWA Giveaway Winner receive?
Ashland Water Works won a submeter mobile mapping kit valued between $4,000 and $5,000. The kit includes high-accuracy mobile mapping hardware and data monitoring software from Eos, as well as data-collection software and mobile mapping platform access from Esri.
The combined solution, which is valued at approximately $4,500, includes:
- An Arrow 100 GNSS receiver with all accessories
- A security vest with backpack range pole
- A one-year ArcGIS Desktop License
- A one-year ArcGIS Online subscription
- Free access to Eos Tools Pro (for iOS and Android)
From all of us at Eos and Esri, we congratulate Ashland Water Works in their success.
“We look forward to seeing how the mapped utility network benefits the City of Ashland’s community,” Lauture said.
About the Ashland Phase II Storm Water Management Program (SWMP)
The City of Ashland is part of an SWMP, along with the City of Catlettsburg and Boyd County. Being a part of this urbanized area each entity is designated a small municipal separate storm water sewer system (small MS4) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), subject to the Clean Water Act and the NPDES Phase II storm water program requirements. In the state of Kentucky, the Kentucky Division of Water (KDOW) under the Department of Environmental Protection is the administrator of the Phase II storm water program.
To meet these Phase II storm water program requirements Ashland, Catlettsburg, and Boyd County collectively called the “MS4 Group”, decided to join together in developing and implementing a comprehensive SWMP. An audit of City and County departments were conducted to obtain information regarding day to day operations and ongoing programs and activities as they pertain to storm water quality issues and the six minimum controls. (Courtesy of Ashland Water Works)
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About Eos Positioning Systems, Inc.
Eos Positioning Systems®, Inc. (Eos) designs and manufactures the world’s premier, high-accuracy GPS / GNSS receivers for the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) market. The Arrow Series™ receivers feed submeter, subfoot and centimeter RTK GPS / GNSS location data to any iOS, Android, and Windows device. Free Eos software utilities, such as Eos Tools Pro, were designed to provide users with the smoothest experience of integrating high-accuracy location data and metadata into their mobile workflows. Learn more about Eos.
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