Smart leak detection solution holds water at De Watergroep
- artificial intelligence
Flemish water services company De Watergroep provides clean tap water to clients through a 34,000-kilometer water main network. To meet its customers’ needs and tackle environmental challenges, the company is exploring the possibilities of innovation and digitalization. One of the most pressing issues today is the reduction of loss through leaks. The solution? An AI-powered system that enables quick detection and intervention.
“Leaks are a very real problem for every water supply company,” explains Cristina Orodel, team manager of asset information management at De Watergroep. “Around 20% of the water we transport is not consumed by end users. While this includes water used for pipe maintenance and to extinguish fires, the majority of the water is lost through leakages. Our aim was to significantly reduce this amount by implementing smart technology.”