Small and Rural Systems

Mapping made easy

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GIS provides a foundation for your work

Easy-to-use maps and applications enable your organization to collect, use, and share information with everyone that needs it

Maps have always been essential to understanding and improving the delivery of safe, clean drinking water and reliable sewer and stormwater services. Today, digital maps enable field crews to quickly view and collect data with mobile devices. Eliminating paper forms and data entry improves workflows across the organization and provides a simple way to share information with others. Learn how you can use GIS to resolve common business challenges in Getting Started with Digital Transformation Using ArcGIS: A Guide for Small and Rural Water Utilities.

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Collect data

Start mapping your system by collecting data in the field. Easy-to-use applications help you build maps and populate your asset registry, supporting workflow efficiency.

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Support asset management

Assets are spatial—they all have locations, and every location has a story to tell. Using location, utilities discover patterns and trends that simple reporting cannot reveal, improving asset management results.

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Gain operational awareness

Web maps and apps connect staff inside and outside the office. Dashboards display operational views of work, specific to the user's needs. Seeing mobile activities in real time improves workflows, resulting in more work completed in less time.

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GIS: A large role at a small utility

Scott Ramsay, operations manager, shares how he started with no knowledge of GIS but ended up developing it as an invaluable tool.

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Green Valley Water optimizes GIS

Leveraging ArcGIS with new technology has enabled Green Valley Water to strategically maintain, operate, and manage its wastewater collection system.

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