i2O Water, the Smart Water Networks Company, today announced that it has been appointed by Anglian Water to help meet future demand for water, improve service levels and reduce its environmental impact.
Anglian Water will upgrade its network with i2O’s monitoring software, remote control and fully automatic pressure management technologies to better manage demand and improve network efficiency.
Anglian has agreed to reduce leakage by more than 20 mld before the end of 2020 and cut the time it takes to restore service in the event of an interruption from 19 to 12 minutes on average. Significant financial incentives are in place for overachieving targets through Ofwat’s Gain Share Mechanism.
As part of the Optimised Water Networks Strategy, trials of i2O technology at Anglian Water have already demonstrated a 40 per cent reduction in burst mains and a 35 per cent reduction in leakage on average. Anglian aspires to reduce leakage to less than 10 per cent of the water put into supply by 2040.
Dave Ward, Head of Networks at Anglian Water, comments: “Anglian Water will spend almost £5 billion in the next five years to improve water supply, protect the environment and prepare for expected population growth and climate change. i2O’s technologies, already proven in parts of our network, will allow us to intelligently manage the network, ensure demand matches supply and that we make best use of our finite water resources.”
Andrew Burrows, CTO and co-founder of i2O Water, comments: “i2O technologies are already being used to save more than 235 million litres of water every day and ensure supply to millions. We are delighted that Anglian Water has selected i2O’s technologies to help achieve its leakage reduction targets, ensure supply and minimise waste. Anglian, like many utilities around the world, faces increasing demand for water and has recognised that improving the smart capabilities of its network is crucial.”
Anglian has committed to cutting current leakage levels by twenty million litres per day by the end of 2020 as part of its AMP6 investment plans. Cumulatively the savings add up to almost 3.3 billion litres over the period.