Rødovre Waterworks, a county utility placed at the outskirts of the Danish capital of Copenhagen, steals the spotlight. Here, because of a concentrated effort with AQUIS Operation, water resource waste has been cut in half in only five years.
Too much water wasted
As in many other water utilities Rødovre was struggling with loss of water due to leakages from the network.
New online and user-friendly network model for daily operation of water utilities
The future operation of waterworks will be based on the daily use of the network model. This will become an indispensable tool in operations planning and delivery.
The model works as the waterworks’ ”GPS” and helps the waterworks provide better water quality and customer service as well as introducing significant savings for operation.
The aim of the new AQUIS functions is to provide water utilities with:
- a reliable tool to provide an overview of what is happening in the network, right now, with regard to flow directions, age and pressure.
- a simulation tool providing information of what effect valve closures etc. will have on the network in relation to leakage repairs and renovation.
Water waste cut in half
The improved overview and division into zones has eased the leak detection. This has resulted in a halving of the wasted water. At the same time the number of pockets where the water wasn’t renewed as often as required has been reduced. Consumer Advantages
By making use of online depiction of supply conditions and various simulation options, the new model equips the waterworks with better answers for consumers. User Advantages
The simplicity of the user interface means that duty personnel don’t need any prior knowledge about AQUIS. The operator can zoom in to the areas of the network needing attention.
By default, the current state of the network is shown. But by clicking the arrows at the top, the operator can scroll back in time to see what happened the previous night, or forward in time to see what is expected to happen in the future.
The system is set up so that pumps and valves, controlled by the SCADA system, are automatically included in the calculations. With a single mouse click the operator can simulate the closure of a valve and immediately see if it will have any impact on the delivery in the network later that same day.