SUEZ to provide satellite surveillance for Anglian Water’s wastewater network.

SUEZ, a global leader in digital and circular solutions for waste and water services, has unveiled a new contract with Anglian Water to deploy satellite surveillance over its water recycling network. The agreement covers the entire company’s area and follows a successful trial in 2023.

The initial focus will be on identifying potential exfiltration points near watercourses, with plans to expand the scope to the entire water recycling network. This project will survey the entire network four times in the coming 12 months.

This partnership builds on the successful collaboration between SUEZ and its technology partner, ASTERRA, who have provided Anglian Water with satellite leak detection services for drinking water for several years.

This innovative approach has proven effective, with recently published figures showing a saving of 10 megaliters per day, equivalent to 4 Olympic-sized swimming pools every day.

The importance of effective wastewater network surveillance cannot be overstated, as ageing sewer infrastructures and the impacts of climate change have accelerated network deterioration, leading to more surface water overflows and sewer flooding, particularly in older urban areas with Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs).

SUEZ, a worldwide leader in smart metering and smart water management, is proud to be at the forefront of this technological revolution, providing innovative solutions to the challenges faced by the water industry. Satellite surveillance offers a fresh, non-invasive approach to identifying wastewater leakage, leveraging the same technology that helped discover water on Mars.

This efficient and cost-effective methodology provides multiple benefits, including a deeper understanding of pipe conditions, efficient maintenance work, effective resource allocation, and seamless integration into existing management systems.

The benefits of satellite surveillance in wastewater management are numerous, as it prioritizes pipes for replacement and rehabilitation, helps prevent pollution of sensitive habitats and neighborhoods, reduces public health risks associated with sewer overflows, minimizes the negative impact on bathing waters, and supports regulatory compliance.

This contract with Anglian Water is a testament to the effectiveness of satellite surveillance in managing wastewater networks and a significant step towards a more sustainable future, with SUEZ leading the way in providing innovative solutions to the water industry.

Source :SUEZ Group

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