North Central Montana
The Rocky Boy’s/North Central Montana Regional Water System (RB/NCMRWS) Project is intended to address the water quantity and quality challenges of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation and numerous off-reservation communities, water districts, and other water utilities represented by the North Central Montana Regional Water Authority (NCMRWA). The project is divided into segments, prioritized by the critical need of the entity ranging from water shortages to regulatory water quality concerns.
Date: 2009 – Present
Client: North Central Montana Regional Water Authority
- Fully Controlled Remotely from Designated O&M Group
- SCADA Server Addition
AE2S provides the Instrumentation and Control phase services for the entirety of the RB/NCMRWS Project from design and bidding to programming and startup services. As a segmented construction, the systems are designed to be operated and maintained (O&M) by either the municipality who is providing the water in the interim, or the entity who is the end user. The control systems for each segment are designed with this in mind and utilize telemetry technology that will best adapt to the O&M provider’s system, as well as be flexible enough to expand into a full-scale SCADA system in the future prior to the Regional Water System Project completion.
In total, the RB/NCMRWS Project will extend over 750 miles of pipeline, adding more than five million gallons of water storage capacity, and 20 pump stations across North Central Montana from Cut Bank to Havre and from Dutton and Loma to the Canadian border. At project completion, the entire regional system consisting of multiple remote sites will be monitored and controlled from a single SCADA network utilizing equipment consisting of radio-based telemetry and internet networking to minimize overall cost and maximize operational efficiency.