Urban drainage should be one of the priorities of any city manager, as it is the main means of draining rainwater. This system should be maintained and closely monitored, as its absence or inefficiency can cause social problems such as floods, flash floods, transmission of pathologies, representative material losses and deaths. The management of this drainage in most Brazilian municipalities still does not receive due importance by municipalities, as there is no specific planning for the sector.
TOMUS has been developing solutions to help municipalities reduce the impacts of events related to rains and eventual floods, trying to counterbalance the lack of adequate historical investments and low awareness of the population (by dumping solid waste in inappropriate places). The use of technology to monitor pumping systems, stream levels, retention ponds, together with the usage of rain prediction techniques can enable proactive action by the municipal administration and greatly reduce the impact on the safety and quality of life of the population.
As a reference case, in the capital of the State of São Paulo, TOMUS already has more than one hundred monitoring points, along the main areas of relevance for urban drainage. The real-time remote monitoring of operational information from ponds, polders and tunnels generates strategic information for decision-making in critical periods of the year (mainly from October to March). Below are the main activities carried out for the City of São Paulo:
The main results achieved were:
For Municipal Management
For the Operation & Maintenance Team
For the population
The control monitoring numbers for the 2021/2022 rainy season were approximately:
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