S.C.A.D.A. Tech is now used by PP GovFeb 22nd, 2012 | By Terri Sercovich | Category: news
Plaquemines Parish Government is pleased to announce it has begun to use a robust technology system called Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (S.C.A.D.A.) for the protection of residents and businesses throughout the Parish during potential heavy rain events. S.C.A.D.A. systems are a safe and sure method used to monitor water levels in drainage canals, rainfall quantities, and wind speeds. Although we are very successful in pumping down our canals prior to rain events, S.C.A.D.A. will further enhance our ability to protect the Parish.
“S.C.A.D.A. systems have many benefits,” said Billy Nungesser, Plaquemines Parish President. “These benefits allow us the ability to monitor real time tides and rainfall during storm events in addition to measuring water level readings in all drainage canals on both the east and west banks. Real time information can help keep a rain event from becoming a flood event and can go a long way in helping to minimize street flooding. Keeping residents and businesses in Plaquemines Parish safe is our number one priority and the earlier we can detect, predict and prevent hazards of any type, the sooner we can attempt to notify our residents and businesses of a potential hazard condition. S.C.A.D.A. allows us to do just that.”