PUBLIC SECTOR VALUE PROPOSITION

WATER-AS-A-SERVICE (WaaS)

Water-as-a-Service enhanced solutions allows for cutting edge technology to be deployed in budget-conscious environments.

WaaS: At the Forefront of Innovation

Capstone’s WaaS process is the secret to the success of this program. Our CAP (Collect - Analyze - Present) approach ensures our customers that their decision risk is significantly mitigated by proving the solution through data capture and analysis. Let us show you how CAP works ...

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The WaaS Business Model is designed to eliminate City & State Utility Challenges

In order to facilitate a seamless transition to state of the art technologies focused on improving water management, Capstone provides a path to acquire these technologies with little to no impact on annual budgeting.  We do this through an innovative way of financing that converts capex expenditures into opex. Contact us to find out more.

OUR FOCUS IOT SEGMENTS and USE CASES

OUR PUBLIC SECTOR GO-TO-MARKET involves providing essential IOT solutions for the public community marketplace -- local, state, Federal government bodies as well as public and private utilities. We deliver the essential IOT USE CASES most demanded by public sector entities across the range of public sector IOT (i.e. x-IOT) solutions.

Past Projects

Wastewater Treatment Plant

Problem Statement

Identify and divert toxic contamination in water before it arrives at the wastewater treatment plant, from unauthorized  upstream polluters, creating a scenario for unexpected higher operational expense and EPA fines averaging$10,000 per unreported instance. Current solutions are limited to periodic manual inspection and detection within sewer manholes at a high expense and almost impossible to catch an act in progress.

Value Proposition

Northern California community saved significant expense and exposure to EPA fines by identifying the polluter using the Capstone MiProbE solution to monitor for abnormal measurements of nutrients, minerals, etc.…  Previously, they were not able to prevent negative events, now with they can avoid downtime, additional energy and labor costs.  

Project Results

Project results in two significant areas: absolute cost reduction and labor reallocation to more productive uses.

Absolute Cost Reductions

  • $10k impact per event – which have occurred often in the past (>10 instance per year)

Labor Cost Savings / Reallocations

  •    $100 fully burdened per hour 
  • ~30 hours of work for a work crew of 2 people. 
  • $100 X 2 X 30 equals $6000 for labor alone redirected to other tasks.

Climate Change Impact on Reservoir

Problem Statement

A south Texas community owns and maintains the second oldest concrete dam reservoir  in the U.S., and by 2014 the reservoir behind the dam had reached a critical sustainability point by dropping below 54% capacity for the first time in history. In addition, reservoirs further down the same watershed were at 19%capacity putting additional sustainably stress on the region. Excessive draw from the watershed caused by population growth couple with unmanaged water losses in excess of 38% presented an unthinkable scenario; complete collapse of the only water supply for the city.  

Value Proposition

Capstone implemented its WAAS model to assist in reducing water losses between 2015 and 2020. The system included the implementation of full water / wastewater sensor technology.

Project Results

  • The Capstone Water as a Service (WaaS) program reduced water losses to 5%-8% annually and provided insight to undermanaged areas.  
  • This in turn has reduced stress on the overall water shed over the past 5 years as much as 250,000,000 gallons within a region averaging 29 inches of rain a year.
  • Additionally, ES&G sustainability goals have netted over 215 metric-tons of carbon reduction and reservoir levels that significantly increased reserves in the past 5 years. The ES&G economic impact includes 845 K-12 students, 3605 Cisco Junior College students, faculty, city employees and 100+ businesses.