The Water Council today named two water technology projects as winners of its 2016 Pilot Program as part of a partnership with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and the Fund for Lake Michigan.

The winners include Veolia Water Milwaukee and OptiRTC, Inc. and Solar Water Works.

Rain:Net powered by Opti is designed to actively control and monitor stormwater discharge based on sensor and satellite data combined with forecast information.

Utilizing a solar-powered, catalytic oxidation process for stormwater disinfection, Solar Water Works will measure reaction rate constants for disinfection of two types of bacteria. The goal is to produce data for economic analysis of larger-scale stormwater maintenance implementations.

The two projects will split $182,385. The winners will also be providing a cash or in-kind match. They will receive access to demonstration sites throughout Milwaukee, support from The Water Council’s technology network, an opportunity to validate their technology through demonstration and possibility of small-scale manufacturing of final products.

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