NEW! NJWATER Drone (sUAS) Aerial Inspection and Photography
In January of 2017 The New Jersey Water Association acquired a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone to assist our water and wastewater members with the collection of imagery and data. The onboard camera has the use a 1-inch 20-megapixel CMOS sensor. The onboard camera is as powerful as many traditional ground cameras with the ability to provide video processing support at 60fps or 4K at 30fps. The drone and operator are  both registered with FAA to maintain compliance with FAA Part 107 requirements.   

 

NJWATER Aerial Photography

Aerial of Frenchtown Wastewater Plant

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing a Rural Development funding package for the project, which includes a grant in the amount of $1 million and a low interest loan for $2.6 million. Additional funding in the amount of $8.8 was provided by the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust.

NJWATER UAS Service

Images and video were taken at multiple altitudes from 65ft-240ft  Above Ground Level (AGL) 

Wharton, NJ - Elevated Water Tank

Stone Hill Construction in conjunction with Mid-Atlantic Storage Systems started in mid-November to begin buiding a new 1,000,000 gallon elevated water tank. MidAtlantic will install the new water tank atop the new 60 foot high circular pedestal walls. 

Wharton, NJ - Framing of Pedestal

Wharton, NJ - Concrete Pad

Wharton - June 2017

Drone technology has come to New Jersey Water Association. We are pleased to offer this new service to our members. View your water and wastewater facility in a way you never could before! The use of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or Drone technology has become very popular.  This technology has the ability to help utilities with the risky or dangerous components of their operations and assessment of their utility.  The imagery taken from the air has 4k resolution and can be integrated into a wide range of system operations. The NJWATER Association has an FAA licensed remote pilot on staff to assist with this type of data collection. Find out more by contacting Paul Britt with New Jersey Water Association. Use of the imagery can be integrated into new or existing Emergency Response Planning, Asset Management or Situational Awareness plans.