ROCKLIN, Calif. — July 15, 2010 – Wastewater treatment plants and sewage systems cost millions of dollars to design and build so maintenance is important not only for preserving public and environmental health but also for sound fiscal stewardship of expensive and critical public resources. ECO:LOGIC Engineering ( an engineering firm located in Northern California—has developed an Interactive Operations Manual (IOM) for the iPad™ mobile digital device that helps keep plants online and operating efficiently. (VIDEO link)

“This is just what we needed. If we discover that a piece of equipment needs an oil change every two months instead of four, we can log that here and turn it into a work order.”–

Steve Schimp, district manager and plant operator at San Andreas Sanitary District where the first IOM is in use.

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