The Hydro-Guard S.M.A.R.T. Flushing System is the ultimate automated flush management system. S.M.A.R.T. enabled flushing can be set to occur either by scheduled flush times or in response to real-time analysis of water quality parameters. What’s more, it allows two-way communication and remote flush and water quality management via either a secure web portal or a secure interface with the end user’s existing SCADA via MODBUS TCP protocol. Operators receive near-time updates from each Hydro-Guard Unit in the distribution system equipped with the S.M.A.R.T. controller. It can be integrated with a residual analyzer and a variety of other water quality management devices to flush only when the disinfectant residual drops below the parameters established by the end user.