RapidSMART™ Sewer Solutions

SUEZ’ RapidSMART™ Sewer Solutions provide a complete package of preventative and restorative technologies to minimize disruptions to municipal collection systems. Communities that have implemented these best-in-class solutions have seen a significant reduction in sewer blockages and overflows, improved sewer efficiency, and extended life for their assets.

SUEZ’ RapidSMART™ Sewer Solutions help operators improve the knowledge of their collection systems, improve the quality of life of their customers and protect infrastructure investments. Communities that have implemented SUEZ’ RapidSMART™ Sewer Solutions have seen a marked reduction in sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs), improved sewer efficiency and extended life for their assets. Having sewer monitoring expertise and state-of-the-art sewer flow monitoring equipment is crucial in today’s context of aging infrastructures, increasing regulations and customer requirements for transparency.


SUEZ’ tools include: Trenchless Sewer Repair, Smart Manhole Covers, Pump Station Monitoring, Acoustic Inspection, Risk-based Rehabilitation Programming and Geographic Information Systems. Read on to learn more about each of SUEZ’ RapidSMART™ Sewer Solutions.


What is a Sewer Flow Meter

3 Key Benefits of SUEZ RapidSMART™ Sewer Solutions

  • Reduces Sewer Overflows
  • Improves Sewer Efficiency
  • Extends Asset Life

Risk-based Rehabilitation Programming for Sewer Systems

Using SUEZ’ asset management software, utilities can develop capital improvement plans with risk-based prioritized actions. The tool first calculates each pipe’s overall risk of structural failure, considering such variables as age, material, diameter or proximity to critical infrastructures. Depending on the defects identified during video inspections and the calculated risk, a rehabilitation action is assigned to the pipe segments. Because this software is an extension of GIS tools, it is possible to easily transform the results into living maps.

Smart Manhole Cover

Smart manhole covers actively manage collection systems, reducing sewer backups and sanitary sewer overflows.  The system works by sending water level measurements from sensor-equipped manhole covers to a web platform via satellite communication. The real-time measurements provide SUEZ with early warning and the time necessary to prevent wastewater backups and overflows. The technology also allows SUEZ to find the sources of Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) which can be a major concern for utilities.

Trenchless Sewer Repair

Using trenchless sewer repair, SUEZ can repair damaged pipes without excavating the street. The system works by first inserting an expandable stainless steel sleeve (6 to 32 inches diameter) into the damaged pipe. Once inside the pipe, a robotic crawler delivers the sleeve to the damaged area of pipe. The sleeve is then expanded pneumatically and permanently locked into position. This trenchless sewer repair system is purely mechanical.

Pump Station Monitoring

SUEZ’ remote pump monitors track pump run times, cycles and flows, and alert users of malfunctions. These monitors serve as a lower-cost solution where a full-scale SCADA system is not a good fit. The data via cellular communication to a web interface that operators can access to see the operation of each pump station in real time.  When an alarm occurs at a monitored station, a notification is sent to the operators to address the problem and avoid costly environmental incidents.

Acoustic Inspection

SUEZ can provide real-time assessments of collection system blockages before they cause overflows. Using acoustic inspection technology, SUEZ can assess and prioritize sewer lines that need maintenance, pinpointing where problems are and where they are likely to occur. Rather than blindly cleaning mile after mile of perfectly good lines, we can dispatch our crews when and where they are needed most.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

SUEZ incorporates geographic information system (GIS) software to capture, analyze and leverage spatial and geographic data into workforce management, asset management, customer service and other advanced systems. This allows SUEZ and its customers to operate with peak data efficiency, providing a superior customer experience.

Contact a representative to learn more about SUEZ' RapidSMART Sewer Solutions.