Early leak detection project in Yorkshire Water
- Client: Yorkshire Water Services (YWS)
- Project location: United Kingdom
- Solution applied: Xylem Vue powered by GoAigua
The implementation of the Xylem Vue powered by GoAigua platform was a key element of this project, which was an outcome of the agreement between Idrica and Xylem. This platform enables water and wastewater utilities to connect and manage their digital assets and optimize their operations through a holistic, user-friendly, secure dashboard.
A number of different companies including Idrica, Xylem and Stantec took part in the project, which involved the deployment of 6,000 smart sensors in Sheffield and the surrounding area to help monitor flow, pressure, transients, water quality, acoustics, hydrophones and advanced metering infrastructure. The project aimed to reduce costs, optimize asset life and improve Yorkshire Water’s efficiency, planning processes and early leak detection.
The integrated software and analytics platform Xylem Vue powered by GoAigua has created reliable alarms based on the data collected, as a result of analyzing events and combining them with its advanced algorithm.
As a result of the project, Yorkshire water now has a single platform which integrates and manages the wide variety of data alarms it receives from multiple vendor devices and the company’s internal systems. The City of Sheffield has prevented excessive network pressurization and chemical losses from leaks. In addition, it has been able to reduce the cost of field operations and maintenance and has improved leak detection and quality monitoring.
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