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Optimizing the management of water network

Today, all urban water infrastructures and utilities share strikingly similar issues, important among them being ageing water networks, escalating demand and rising customers’ expectations. In India,  SUEZ supports the customers with a unified approach to these challenges and a plan for the future.

Challenges

Making the network ‘Smart’ for real-time operations

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Monitoring networks in real time
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Anticipating the risk of failure
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Reducing operating costs
Our innovations

Arresting leakage with cutting edge technology

In India, SUEZ has introduced Helium Leak Detection technique in India that detects invisible leaks in water network. This technique is a major milestone in two significant ways – 40-50% of water is usually lost in the network due to invisible leaks and in absence of any technology to detect it, utilities are generally not aware of the cause of this continuous huge loss. Secondly, it is particularly helpful for Indian cities because it is a very compact technique and thus causes zero residents’ disruption – all work could be carried out on during the busy traffic hours. The detection can also be undertaken in the cramped narrow streets of slum and urban villages.

Asset Management

SUEZ's solution prioritizes water network renewal and rehabilitation to optimize medium and long-term investment and a preventative maintenance plan which prolong the life of the utility, network and preserve assets. We have expertise in optimizing water supply network in India including laying out new networks. Our GIS based Water Information System assists our clients in strategic planning, resource mobilization and utilization, streamlining management of day-to-day operations for the utilities.

Leveraging our expertise to make water services better for Bengaluru

In Bangalore, SUEZ successfully improved a Water Distribution System spread on an area of 26.5 km2 covering 725 kilometres of distribution network and 86,349 connections in the central region of the city. It also reduced Unaccounted for Water (UFW) level significantly towards the completion of project. It was done through survey and mapping of assets, design and establishment of District Metered Areas (DMAs) for measurement and monitoring of UFW levels, reduction of losses through systematic planned actions of rehabilitation of old corroded and clogged network, service connections, defunct consumer meters, identification and repair of visible and invisible leaks.

Direct from the tap: How SUEZ implemented 24/7 water supply in Delhi

24/7 water supply could be a significant step towards improving public health and ensuring better quality of life.Hence, in India, we are working in different cities, preparing the network to deliver water continuously. This is a gradual process, and once done, we will be able to ensure better access to water for all.

When water is supplied 24 hours a day, the pipes remain full and the water remains clean. Under intermittent service, when pumping stops and the pressure in the pipes drops, the sewage flowing along the water network may potentially enter the pipe through the leakages and mix during the supply hours, thus contaminating the potable water.A continuous water supply do not allow the contaminants to enter, thereby keeping the water safe for the consumers .


In 2012, the Delhi Jal Board entrusted SUEZ with a public-private-partnership to improve water distribution service in the Malviya Nagar district. The goal of the contract is to implement SUEZ’s expertise in order to ensure continual supply of water to the district’s 400,000 inhabitants. As part of our sustained efforts towards improving water supply in our project area, we identified Navjeevan Vihar to implement a pilot project to initiate a 24/7 water supply program.

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