Bob Baddeley, Trina Chiasson, Issac Gerges, Brendan O'Connor
• Develop a dashboard visualizing water data from the complex water sensor equipment used
by Watertech of America, in order to compelling plant managers to be more water efﬁcient.
• Potential impact:
• Industrial users withdraw approximately 18 billion gallons of water per day from rivers, lakes,
and aquifers in the United States. In Wisconsin, large users like MillerCoors Brewing
Company and Quad Graphics cycle hundreds of thousands of gallons per day through their
processing facilities. This water requires substantial amounts of energy to pump, clean, and
discharge. Inefﬁciencies in manufacturing systems can also lead to the overuse of
chemicals and other toxins which have environmentally detrimental side effects.
• Watertech possesses the capacity to help companies achieve better efﬁciency by reducing
their use of water through its sophisticated monitoring equipment. Data that is returned
could be of tremendous value to the operations staff of a facility if it was presented in a way
that facilitated efﬁciency and conservation. In its current form, the data is simply ill-suited
for promoting conservation.