Finally! Computerized sewer
system management for the rest of us!
OASIS is designed
for the small or medium size collection system agency that wants a strong but simple tool
to computerize their system inventory, operations, and maintenance.
Running a wastewater collection is
difficult enough and computerizing should not make the job harder. OASIS
makes it easier. OASIS will keep track of most everything about
sewers that you'd want to keep in a computer and not require much more than pointing and
clicking with your mouse.
Does your computer run on Windows
2000/XP/Vista? Then you've already bought all the computer hardware you
need to run OASIS! It's that easy.
As a matter of fact, to see how
easy it is, take a look at the OASIS Slide Show...
Now, just because OASIS
is very user-friendly and easy to learn doesn't mean it's a lightweight contender. The program code
is written in the world's most popular database program, Microsoft
But you don't need to buy a copy of Access before you can use OASIS
because it comes pre-loaded (legally) with the Access files needed to run
the program. And if you already have any version of Access on your
computer, the OASIS installation program will not disturb those existing
lets you keep records the way they've always been kept in your agency. You don't have to
back-fit your record-keeping system in order to make OASIS work. OASIS
will store as little or as much information as you want. You can use the OASIS
printable forms or you can skip them. It's up to you.
Think of OASIS as
an electronic Rolodex® for your collection system.
the trialware version is available at no cost to you.
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Hint: The best way to
learn about OASIS is to download the
documentation which lists and illustrates many of the programs
features and capabilities.
Information Storage Features
OASIS - the Operator Assisted Sewer
Information System - is a computer software program written in Microsoft Access
managing sewer systems. OASIS keeps track of the sewer systems location,
specifications, history, inspections, condition scores, preventive maintenance, and work
OASIS stores important information about
each of the structures most commonly found in a collection system:
- main lines
- service laterals
- catchbasins/storm drains
- septic tanks
For each of these structure types, the
program keeps specific details in these seven areas:
address and mapping coordinates
including size, length, depth, etc.
including date of construction and ownership
Condition scores that
resulted from inspection, including ratings for structural integrity, cleaning, root
intrusion, inflow/infiltration, odor, and vermin.
Preventive maintenance schedules,
including the type of maintenance and its frequency
Work orders, including
the type and amount of work done at the structure.
Complaint Handling Features
OASIS keeps track of the work orders that
begin when a member of the public calls in a complaint. OASIS refers to them as
"generic" work orders because the crew usually wont be able to determine
the ID of the structure theyll be working until after arriving at the scene.
OASIS has a very extensive reporting
system that includes built-in reports that you can customize in hundreds of different
All of the data tables
in OASIS can be opened without restriction, using a regular copy of
Microsoft Access. OASIS has been designed this way so that collection
system agencies (and their computer support staffs!) can rest easy about
maintaining control of their data.
About Date fields
Because OASIS is a Microsoft Access database, it takes advantage of all the functionality built into Access to handle date
ranges up to the year 9999.
All the date fields in OASIS are
four-year dates and you must enter a four-year date everywhere a date is stored in OASIS.
For example, you cannot enter "98" for a year, you must enter "1998".
The default date that appears in the
"Date Built" field for each structure is 01/01/1700. However, you can enter an
earlier date back to the first century A.D. if you are operating exceptionally old sewers.
Pricing (back to
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Cost of the
The trialware allows the user to install and use the program free of charge
up to a maximum of 300 records. All features of the program are available
with no restriction except the record limit. There is no time limit.
Cost of the
version, as 06/01/2010:
a) The cost of OASIS for one single
public agency is $4100
This breaks down to:
|| 1 license
|Tech support -
telephone - pre-paid
4 hours @ $150/hour
The price per agency
includes the server and all agency-owned workstations and laptops
operated by the agency's personnel or consultants at the agency's
business work sites. Pricing does not include off-site use of the OASIS
program files by consultants or anyone else. However, use of
data files is not restricted.
those interested in the details of the end user license agreement, click here.
Additional tech support is billed - in advance
- at $150/hour.
b) Onsite training is available at
the same rate as tech support, plus normal travel time and expenses.
contact us with the details of your location and
How to proceed with acquiring the paid version
to proceed with acquiring the paid version of OASIS, please request a custom proposal for your agency that has
a confirming estimate of costs. Just contact us
and we will fax or email you a proposal right away. Following your acceptance of
the proposal, arrangements will be made to proceed with the OASIS
version: Technical support is provided by
email on a time-available basis.
agency of OASIS starts off with a bank of pre-paid telephone support that can be
used as needed. Additional support hours can be purchased according
to your needs.
Additional on-site training and background support
is available at the rate of $150 per hour plus appropriate expenses
further information about OASIS, please contact:
999 Victoria Ct, Lafayette, CA 94549 USA
Fax: Upon request, as needed.
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out of the email address when your email program starts. This is an
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Technical support by e-mail is:
but take the "x" out of the email address
when your email program starts. This is an anti-spam device. Thank you.