We are excited for the opportunity to work with the City of Mendota, IL (The World's Greatest Little City as noted on their hompage) on implementing a city-wide utility GIS. The City has contracted Cloudpoint to collect all utility assets with high-accuracy GPS and create maps of each distribution system. The project includes water distribution, storm water network, and sanitary system. This information will serve as the foundation of the City's future CMOM (Capacity, Management Operation and Maintenance) plan as required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In its simplest form, the CMOM is used for monitoring the operation of sanitary sewers to prevent overloading of waste treatment plants and the overflow prevention of sewage into lakes and streams.
Crews will be using a Trimble Geo XH 6000 for data collection and syncing the data with esri's ArcGIS Desktop software. Upon completion the city will have a fully functional GIS system for their entire utility network. The majority of the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.