Water Loss Reduction
Water Loss Reduction
Reducing Leakage and Non-Revenue Water
Powercom offers a comprehensive solution for utilities to effectively manage their water networks and address the issue of Non-Revenue Water (NRW) – water that is lost before reaching customers, resulting in significant financial losses. Our advanced metering solution, combined with a two-way fixed communications network, provides real-time monitoring and enables utilities to take proactive measures to reduce NRW.
Real-time Monitoring: With our two-way fixed communications network, utilities receive timely information on leakage, bursts in pipes, and other network failures. This continuous monitoring allows utilities to take immediate action and prevent further losses.
Reducing Non-Revenue Water: According to World Bank estimates, NRW represents billions of dollars in lost revenue and treatment costs annually. Our solution addresses the factors contributing to NRW, including meter error, under-estimation of meter reads, incorrect meter sizing, theft, and real leakage. By comparing potential leakage levels in different zones, utilities can prioritize maintenance projects and allocate resources effectively to minimize NRW losses.
Data Synchronization and Analysis: Master meters are strategically placed at network entrances and junctions, ensuring accurate and synchronized data analysis. At predefined intervals, all meters register readings simultaneously and transmit data wirelessly. This allows for comprehensive analysis of total flow, detection of discrepancies, and identification of abnormal consumption patterns.
Real-time Alert Notifications: Our management software calculates water loss in each pipe segment and promptly sends alert notifications to system operators via SMS or email. These notifications include information on the location of the event, enabling rapid response and intervention. By receiving real-time updates, utilities can address issues swiftly and minimize water losses.
Financial Impact Assessment: Our solution provides utilities with valuable insights into the financial impact of water losses. The network administrator can access data on losses in each sector, measured in cubic meters, and accurately calculate the associated financial implications. This information helps utilities make informed decisions about routine maintenance and infrastructure investments.
Accurate Consumption Billing: By accurately calculating water loss, utilities can determine the real consumption and potentially negotiate payment with suppliers based on actual usage. This data is vital for assessing water grid losses, which can be as high as 70% depending on the infrastructure.
With Powercom’s advanced metering solution, utilities can enhance their water management practices, reduce NRW losses, and optimize resource allocation.