Located in northeast Tennessee, Kingsport is a population of 54,000 people. Kingsport was reporting two separate issues in two regions, FOG (fat, oils, & grease) buildup in their business district where restaurants are located and inflow & infiltration in a residential area.
The problematic areas were separated into two individual study regions. Region 1 where (3) iTrackers were deployed to study FOG buildup in their business district at specified manhole locations. Simultaneously, Region 2 where (5) iTrackers were deployed to study I&I micro detection in a residential area at specified manhole locations.
All incoming data were analysed using Eastech’s cloud platform called Eastech Cloud.
- 8 iTrackers
- 930,345 gallons measured
- 16 day study
Region 1: FOG/Blockage Issues
Data collected did not indicate any significant level of increases in the minimum dry level pattern
Region 2: I&I Micro Detection
During the study period, three rain events occurred, which led to a significant and detectable increase in flow.