The City of Virginia Beach is a coastal community of approximately 500,000 residents, and is situated on the corner of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. This location makes the city extremely vulnerable to flooding, so the need for a reliable and efficient storm water control system is essential.
The impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in 2017 highlighted these needs and the importance of the 16 storm water pumping stations located strategically throughout the city.
For many reasons, the City was looking to improve the reliability and visibility of its storm water pump stations, and turned to McKim & Creed for the solution. The result was the installation and commissioning of a cellular-based monitoring system with access from anywhere in the world through the internet. The new system provides numerous benefits: