by Robert Bromber
The map above represents the sensor network as of April 20, 2019. Two of the sensors are operational but data will not be released until the network is complete, calibrated, and certified. The two operational sensor arrays are located at the Oxnard Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF) and Surfside III Condominium Complex. Both the City of Oxnard and the Homeowners Association of Surfside III generously provided space and facilitated the installation of the arrays on their properties,
The red location marker delineates the sensor site at the Port Hueneme Lift Station. While the array is fabricated and turned on, the sensor array has not been installed and cannot communicate with a sensor gateway. Installation will be effectuated by Port Hueneme Public Works within the next two weeks. It should be mentioned here that the City of Port Hueneme is not only hosting an array but is paying for the sensors and the installation.
The Crown Castle and the Ventura County Water location markers represent sites that have been selected as optimum but permission has yet to be granted by either entity for the installation.
The Crown Castle site is a utility pole located just south of the New Indy Containerboard Plant on West McWane Blvd.
The Ventura County Watershed Protection site, otherwise known as the J Street Pump Station, requires a permit. The permit has been applied for and news should be forthcoming in the next week.
The Oxnard Wastewater Treatment site will not host a sensor but will be the location of the main gateway that communicates with all of the arrays and transmits the data stream. Currently, the system is operating on two smaller gateways, one is hosted by a concerned owner in Surfside III and the other at the Oxnard AWPF.
Once the system is fully operational, the data will be streamed to the Hueneme Foundation website: https://huenemefoundation.org/ The data will also be made available via App as funds become available. We do need your help. Any amount will help. Your contribution is tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) organization. Scan the QR code below or send a contribution to:
PO Box 2141
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
Robert Bromber founded the Hueneme Foundation