In helping water utilities throughout Australia and New Zealand better manage their water networks with technology.
Our team has completed over 150,000 km of active water main leak detection throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Ever since water has been distributed through networks of underground pipes, quantities of water have leaked before reaching its intended point of use. Many water utilities throughout Australia and New Zealand have commenced leakage management projects intending to achieve a significantly lower level of leakage by establishing better processes and ongoing field activities.
Water utilities must have water asset management plans consistent with other aspects of their corporate or strategic objectives. Water loss is an element in the water supply and should be viewed as an alternative water source in conjunction with the type of resource. To an extent, improved water network management can produce short-term as well as long-term yields.
Water loss management plans will be specific to each water utility and sometimes to supply zones within a specific water utility. What is economical for one area may not be appropriate for another. Leakage reduction strategies will also change with time as unit costs of water and active leak detection change, and new techniques become available at a lower cost and are often driven by the Economic Level of Leakage (ELL) of each specific water utility.
Aqua Analytics are the leaders in providing effective water loss management strategies and implementing leakage reduction projects for major water networks, public and private utilities and local Councils throughout Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and Asia.
Non-revenue water reduction projects require the full commitment from a water utility and a strategy with engagement and ownership from senior leadership to repair crews. Utilities with the greatest success with their leakage reduction initiatives have an ingrained, leakage-centric organisational culture, an unwavering commitment to continuous improvement, and alignment between different parts of the organisation.
At Aqua Analytics, we engage with utilities early on to understand their objectives, review existing processes, and conduct a gap analysis. This approach allows the development of a customised water loss strategy that ensures success in the local conditions. Specific tactics may include establishing District Metered Areas (DMAs), installing data loggers, implementing pressure management solutions, undertaking step-testing, active leakage control or more intelligent workforce management solutions to improve the speed and quality of repairs. Additionally, our water loss management software allows utilities and councils to have a holistic view of their network-wide leakage reduction efforts and ensure targeted works occur.
Achieving sustainable water management should be the goal of every water utility. Besides the clear environmental benefit, sustainable water management is simply good business and demonstrates to your customers that you take seriously your commitment to providing water services at the lowest possible cost.
Water is a scarce and valuable resource, and regularly under stress in parts of Australia and New Zealand. Implementing a water loss management project not only protects the environment – it also saves utilities and their consumers money.
Non-Revenue Water (NRW) is the difference between the amount of water a utility supplies to the distribution system and the amount of water billed to their customers. NRW is a waste of money, and water losses from leaks in the network is a waste of scarce drinking water resources. In short, a water utility has paid the costs to catch, treat, and pump the water around the network, but it is lost before going through a customer water meter.
We are very open to innovative procurement and engagement methods that align the goals of a water utility with our performance. This allows for the utility to pay directly for results and not for time or tasks. Such projects take time to establish, but the effort is worth it and many examples exist. We have templates for performance-based NRW projects that can expedite the process. Please contact us for more information.
Aqua Analytics were easy to communicate with, very responsive and delivered the project with an outstanding level of professionalism. Great company, would use again!
The Aqua Analytics’ team was able to quickly mobilise and assist us with our water loss problem. They found a major leak which immediately reduced our baseline.
Aqua Analytics has seamlessly delivered our project since we have a single contact for pressure transient device procurement, installation and ongoing device maintenance.