Press Release

NAWC Welcomes SMARTCOVER as Premier Sponsor

For immediate release:

PHILADELPHIA, PA and ESCONDIDO, CALIF. (January 25, 2021) The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) is pleased to welcome award-winning sewer technology company, SMARTCOVER, as a Premier Sponsor.

Over 15 years ago, SMARTCOVER introduced the first real-time remote monitoring system designed specifically to prevent sewer spills. Today, wastewater utilities have come to depend on SmartCover for proactive predictions and notifications to help prevent sewer overflows. The patented design uses real-time, remote sewer monitoring, data analysis, notifications, and an easy-to-use online interface to predict, detect and prevent sewer spills. 

We are pleased to have SMARTCOVER as a partner in empowering today’s wastewater companies with the ability to maintain and operate sewer systems during the most challenging times,” said NAWC President and CEO, Robert F. Powelson. “Like NAWC, SMARTCOVER is dedicated to protecting our natural resources and preserving the quality of life across our communities.”

“It’s our pleasure to join the NAWC community and join forces with the mission to ​serve and protect our infrastructure, public health, and the environment,” said SMARTCOVER CEO Dr. Greg Quist. “Since we started SMARTCOVER in 2005, we had the goal to engineer solutions that solve wastewater industry problems at high value and low burden,” Quist continued. “With thousands of installations, we have a turnkey system delivering remote sewer monitoring anywhere in minutes.”

The SMARTCOVER team continues to infuse innovation from aerospace, defense, space, and remote sensing technologies, leading to new advanced tools and expanded applications including optimized cleaning, inflow and infiltration quantification, capital project prioritization and regulatory compliance for combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). The company has logged over 189,000,000 operating hours, holds 15 patents, and serves more than 500 utilities with thousands of installations across North America. For more information, visit



SmartCover is a leader in the remote monitoring of sewer collection systems to help predict, detect, and prevent sewer spills. The remote devices can be quickly installed without confined space entry requirements for utility staff, and have a range of other applications, including: sewer overflow (SSO) prevention, cleaning optimization, pinpointing inflow and infiltration (I&I), combined sewer overflow (CSO) management, storm and surface water monitoring, H2S monitoring, and infrastructure entry detection. The platform improves Asset Management of wastewater collection systems, delivering capital efficiency, system resiliency, and environmental protection. Since 2005, the company has prevented thousands of sewer spills and saved millions of dollars for utilities across North America. Headquartered in San Diego with additional offices across the U.S., SmartCover is partnered with private equity firm XPV Water Partners to accelerate business growth. To learn more visit or email John Marciszewski, Vice President of Business Development at

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