Anglian water manages nearly 113,000 kilometres/8,000 miles of water and sewer pipe, including more than 6,000 rising mains (pressure mains) transporting sewage. If a burst occurs on a rising main, allowing sewage to escape the system, rapid detection and mitigation is essential to minimise the environmental impact.
To improve its ability to detect these bursts and optimise its operations, Anglian Water partnered with Syrinix to install PIPEMINDER-ONE monitors at key locations.
In addition to improving operational efficiency, the monitoring program has been instrumental in identifying opportunities for financial savings.
Rectifying issues has already generated more than £30,000/$40,400 per year in energy savings alone, based on completing 30 of the planned 50 mitigations. Add to this the reduced costs associated with investigating bursts and the utility anticipates a payback on investment within just one year.