Modern water utilities monitor their distribution networks acquiring data from network critical points (production and storage points, inlets of distribution zone, etc.) and making them available in real-time to operators in a centralized SCADA. However, SCADA control typically only provides point data where sensors are installed, and does not provide information about the rest of the network that remains hidden.
Water Network Optimization takes modern SCADA a step further by providing water utilities with an overview of the entire water distribution network in real-time and in “future time” by utilizing an advanced hydraulic model to predict the flow of water based on network composition. This enables proactive notifications for operators of potentially critical situations, allowing them enough lead time to take immediate action to prevent or mitigate service disruption.