Cla-Val awards Walla Walla city, US

Manufacturer of automatic control valves Cla-Val has presented the city of Walla Walla, Washington, US, with the Smart City award in recognition of the city’s rapid adoption of new technology, bringing all their valves online with a novel approach to streaming valve data into supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) via their advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution.

President of Cla-Val Martin Pickett presents award to Adrian Sutor, Walla Walla water distribution supervisor (Image: Cla-Val)

The city’s water distribution system has over 25 Cla-Val valves. By bringing these valves online, Walla Walla now has live flow, pressure and valve position data to make decisions quickly, without going into the field. With the addition of the Cla-Val XP2F smart solution, the city used its existing infrastructure to bring all the valves online through the Sensus Infrastructure AMI already in place.

Jake Corzine, regional manager for Cla-Val, said, “The city of Walla Walla chose smartly by integrating one simple component into its existing infrastructure giving them a long-term cost-effective solution, and proving that with out-of-the-box thinking, water utilities can become smart cities quicker than you think.”