Water Utility project
Local volunteer opportunity for a senior in Montverde, FL interested in engineering.
Thanks to my experience with both VEX and FIRST, I am able to give back to my community by helping to manage our community water system. I could use some extra help monitoring the system.
When you open the faucet, you expect water to come out.
When you see a hydrant, you expect water to come out.
Did you know that there is a team of technicians, operators and engineers working behind the scenes every minute of the day? Where does the water actually come from?
I have an opportunity for a volunteer to help monitor the recoating of a 15,000 gallons tank and see what the impact is on the community and the systems. The volunteer needs to have access to internet, have a mobile phone for alerts and be willing to learn a lot about water. A tour of the water plant and the community will be provided.
This opportunity includes basic chemistry with monitoring free residual chlorine, physics by understanding the impact of elevation on pressure in the community, math and statistics to predict the number of starts per hour for the motor and lots of sensors hooked up to a monitoring system.