In an ideal world, a water utility would control its non-revenue water loss in two ways: (1) by reducing the number of larger leaks and pipe bursts by finding and fixing small leaks as early as possible, and (2) by minimizing the leak run rate of each individual non-surfacing leak. We call this proactive leak monitoring, and this is what Gutermann specializes in.
The method is to use permanent network monitoring technology in your water distribution network in order to track all leak related events in one centralized management platform in real time, follow through with events through managed event ticketing from alarm to repair, and gain complete transparency over the condition of your pipe network.
GUTERMANN has often been the first to introduce a new technology or advanced technical features. For the last 10 years they have put a lot of efforts into realizing their vision of a completely automatic, unmanned and permanent network monitoring system which allows the user to identify and pinpoint leaks – even small and difficult ones – anywhere in the water network.
From the Control Room, the water loss manager can review, in real-time, his entire distribution network, and analyze problematic network districts and pinpoint existing and new leaks in seconds. The system allows the smart utility to take informed asset management decisions, such as optimal repair work and pipe replacement times. Smart cities use Intelligent Water Loss Management from GUTERMANN.