InfoSense is excited to announce that our Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool or SL-RAT product has been named a winner of the 2012 WEF Innovative Technology Award.   The stringent award criteria require products to “demonstrate an innovative aspect utilizing new ideas” as well as “demonstrate a significant achievement in design, operation, maintenance or process change resulting in demonstrated long-term water quality improvement”, and to have been in field use for one to five years.

Dr. Ivan Howitt, the inventor of the SL-RAT technology commented “this award shows that InfoSense’s acoustic inspection technology is being embraced by the water industry.  And, it is gratifying to be recognized by WEF for the Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool’s ability to solve the real-world problems of better assessing aging pipe infrastructure, efficiently directing cleaning resources, and ultimately reducing SSO’s.”   


Please stop by our Booth #1156, Hall B at WEFTEC in New Orleans – October 1st to October 3rd, 2012.

Or, stop by the Innovation Pavilion to learn more about our technology at the show – visit

You can also attend one of several presentations during WEFTEC:

WEF Innovative Technology Award Showcase, Innovation Pavilion
Booth #1957 | Hall C – 10/1/2012 3:30-5:00pm
“Active Acoustic Methods for Performing Blockage Assessments in Sanitary Sewer Lines”

Session 114. O&M of Collection Systems
Exhibit Hall Meeting Room B – 10/3/2012 1:30-3:00pm
“Rethinking Collection System Cleaning Using Acoustic Inspection”
(joint presentation from InfoSense and Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities)

Exhibitor Showcase: Technical Advances
Exhibit Hall Meeting Room C – 10/3/2012 1:30-4:00pm
“Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool (SL-RAT): How to Inspect a Sewer Line in 3 Minutes or Less” (2:15-2:30pm)

About InfoSense

We are a technology company formed in 2007 as a spin out from UNC Charlotte.  Our product portfolio is focused on innovative acoustic inspection technologies for conducting pipe blockage assessments.

About WEF

Formed in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world.

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