Reducing potable water waste is one of the biggest challenges water utilities and municipalities face. Every day, they lose huge amounts of water through leaks in their aging pipe networks – resulting in lost revenue, wasted water resources and higher operational costs.
June 14, 2022
Two disruptive technologies are working together to forge an open data response to global water insecurity.
Software firm FIDO Tech, whose AI is the world’s first to accurately size and locate hidden water leaks, has teamed up with Digital Water Solutions (DWS) whose autonomous monitoring platform uses novel in-hydrant sensing technology to gather enhanced leak data.
Together the two companies believe they can seriously advance progress on fixing the near one third of world water which is lost through leaks.Continue reading “Global tech disruptors announce collaborative bid to tackle water loss”
The Regional Municipality of Durham covers a large geographic area to the east of the City of Toronto. The Region covers an area of 2,523km2 (974mi2) which includes several large cities and towns with a rapidly growing population of over 700,000 people. The Region obtains water from Lake Ontario, Lake Simcoe, and groundwater systems. The water distribution systems include:
- 23 water storage facilities
- 21 pumping stations
- 2,600km (1,615mi) of watermains
The Device & Platform
Union Water treats and supplies water to 65,000 people in Kingsville, Leamington, and parts of Lakeshore and Essex. The water network consists of a treatment plant, booster pumping station, reservoir and four elevated tanks. Within the network Union Water has installed 26 flow meters, as well as 20 hydrant.AI pressure monitoring units. Each of the four municipalities operate as individual zones with interconnections in place in case of an emergency. The system is operated by the Ontario Clean Water Agency, and the hydrant.AI system was deployed to provide greater insight into the distribution system pressures.Continue reading “Union Water & OCWA: Understanding System Pressure”