Water Alert – finds possible leaks in real time
Water utilities and municipalities provide for the safe delivery of our most important asset – drinking water. This is no easy matter with scarce resources for operation, maintenance and renewal of the distribution network in an infrastructure which is ageing and of poor quality.
Utilizing data, that the utilities already have, Water Alert uses machine learning to predict the flow during the day and night. If the flow of water in a district metered area rises to abnormally high levels, the user will be notified.
“In this situation, Water Alert is first used to evaluate the water flow against ongoing activities and historical consumption. The utility can then choose to locate and fix the leak. The solution helps them to detect and fix leaks early on, which can save the public a lot of money,” says Eirik Aartun, responsible for Water Alert at Powel.
“Digitalisation of the water industry is an important and cost-effective weapon against leaks and poor water quality. Water Alert is an important step towards a more digitalised water industry,” says Aartun.
The municipality of Stavanger and the utility Bømlo V&A have both been using the solution for some time and are very satisfied. Water Alert has become an integral and important part of everyday life.
“The solution turned out to be far better than we dared hope. Now we use Water Alert at our morning meetings to prioritise our day-to-day work,” says department manager Odd-Petter Habbestad at Bømlo V&A.
Cloud based solution for all committed to reduce water leaks
Water Alert is a cloud solution which processes and analyses data from smart water meters and historical data to provide indications of leaks with the aid of machine learning. This can quickly provide an overview of zones that have discharges and leaks – both small background leaks and major pipe fractures. As Water Alert utilises data most utilities already collect, it’s a short way to get Water Alert up and running in daily operations.
“This solution is relevant for all water utilities and municipalities committed to reducing water leaks,” concludes Eirik Aartun.