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File #: 2021-439    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/8/2021 In control: Board of Directors Workshop Meeting
On agenda: 11/18/2021 Final action: 11/18/2021
Title: Contract No. 2102026 Aura Smart Water Technology Platform O&M
Sponsors: Jody Caldwell
Indexes: Planning Services
Attachments: 1. 2102026.CostTabulation, 2. 2102026.ProcurementBoardReport

Contract No. 2102026
Aura Smart Water Technology Platform

Agenda of: November 18, 2021
Item No.: 2021-439
Amount: $1,912,500.00
TO: The Honorable
Board of Directors
Great Lakes Water Authority

FROM: Suzanne R. Coffey, P.E.
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Great Lakes Water Authority

DATE: November 8, 2021

RE: Contract No. 2102026
Aura Smart Water Technology Platform
Vendor: Aquasight, LLC.


Upon recommendation of Jody Caldwell, Interim Chief Planning Officer, the Board of Directors (Board) of the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA), authorizes the Interim Chief Executive Officer (ICEO) to enter into Contract No. 2102026, "Aura Smart Water Technology Platform" with Aquasight, LLC., in the amount of $1,217,500.00 for a duration of three years, with two (2) one-year renewal options at a cost not to exceed $347,500.00 for each renewal year for a total amount of $1,912,500.00; and authorizes the ICEO to take such other action as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this vote.


The AURA tool is a GIS-based smart water platform with built-in visualization, data analytics and artificial intelligence. It merges pressures, flows, water quality data, GIS files, hydraulic models, and smart meter data. It enables communities to have predictive and proactive water quality data available and to have daily updates on sampling results, historical and seasonal trends and identifies areas that may need attention. The tool also keeps track of a community's flushing program with dead end and stagnant main views in the application. The tool also assists with lead service line management by allowing communities to build their inventory of lead service lines and keep track of which lines have already been replaced. The application integrates with community hydraulic models to view updates to their system when and where they may occur.

In 2018, GLWA entered into an agreement with Aquasi...

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