With an increasing global population, the demand for clean water continues to grow. Water companies must work to maximise the supply of clean drinking water, improve resilience, and maintain a guaranteed supply of water for their customers. Aquasuite BURST from Royal HaskoningDHV Digital is a tool that locates leaks and bursts by monitoring the behaviour of drinking water systems. In the event of deviating behaviour, such as a pipe burst or leak, Aquasuite BURST sends email alerts to the operator, thus avoiding serious water losses.
SES Water supplies 160 million litres of clean water to more than 735,000 customers over an 833 square kilometre area in East Surrey, West Kent, South London, and parts of West Sussex. 85% of its water supply comes from the deep aquifers in the chalk of the North Downs or the large deposits of greensand south of the Downs. It draws the rest of its water, prior to treatment, from a reservoir near Sevenoaks in Kent. SES Water’s network consists of over 3,200 km of water mains and eight treatment works, 23 pumping stations and 31 operational service reservoirs and water towers. The southeast region of the UK receives on average 50 per cent less rainfall than the rest of the UK.
SES Water expects the population in its supply area to increase by nearly half by 2080, which means it will need to provide safe, clean drinking water to around a million people. SES Water was seeking a technological solution to cut leakage by 15% over five years and pave the way for more than halving it by 2045.