Geosyntec Consultants

Active Floodproofing


The proposed floodproofing technology utilizes passive check and controlled air-actuated pinch valves installed in storm and plumbing systems to act as flood shields to prevent critical utility systems from flood inundation. OptiRTC, a new technology that can obtain real-time flood control data via internet connection, controls the valves automatically when conditions are indicative of a flood risk. OptiRTC also provides real time monitoring of pipe water levels, weather forecast and other parameters. This system will protect a building from the backflow from utility systems and storm water, and when deployed at the building network level.