A water company is saving 1.5 million litres of leaked water every day by using a specialist technology which automatically adjusts pressure and flow.
Veolia Water installed the i2O system, which works by continuously adjusting the pressure in the network so it operates at an optimum level. The readings are sent to their ‘cloud’ server and changes are made autonomously. As a result, the company says they suffer less leakage and fewer burst pipes.
The UN says that by 2025, two thirds of the global population won’t have enough water. The creators of the system believe technologies such as theirs will be vital in saving as much of the resource as possible.
Adam Kingdon, co-founder and CEO of i2O Water said: “The technology has been installed at water companies globally with excellent results, consistently cutting leakage and energy use by an average of 20% and reducing new bursts by up to 50%.”