Satna in Madhya Pradesh is working with Itron and Yokogawa India to use existing infrastructure to detect and prevent non-revenue water losses more easily and help with water demand fluctuations.
Satna, a major city in the state of Madya Pradesh, India, is utilising a water management system to help detect and prevent non-revenue water losses in its transmission network.
Utility Yokogawa India has deployed Itron’s Water Operations Management solution across its existing infrastructure which comprises water treatment plants, tanks, underground reservoirs, water pump houses and 200 kilometres of bulk water supply networks.
Water transmission network
The Water Operations Management solution is part of the Satna Smart City project, where Satna Smart City Development Limited (SSCDL) helps monitor and reduce water loss in the city’s water transmission network.
Yokogawa signed a five-year agreement to utilise the Water Operations Management solution.
Yokogawa is also making use of Itron’s hydraulic modelling to simulate the effects of increase and decreased demand in water, opening and closing of valves and pressure reduction optimisation.
Itron claims its solution enables visibility into the health of the water distribution network at any point in time, recommending appropriate actions to take depending on the root cause of the issues.
“The technology leveraged in Itron’s Water Operations Management solution will provide the City of Satna with operational visibility so it can identify where and when high amounts of water is lost in its distribution network”
According to SSCDL, deploying Itron’s solution helps support its vision to restructure Satna into a smart, compact and vibrant hub that provides diverse economic opportunities for varied skill levels by leveraging its resource-based economy.
“Satna was selected to become a smart city by India’s Smart Cities Mission of Government. To bring this vision to life, we believe Itron’s industry expertise, knowledge of end-to-end solutions and its Water Operations Management solution align well with India’s vision to harness technology to lead to smart outcomes, including reducing water loss,” said Shashanka Sheshadri, deputy general manager of projects at Yokogawa.
“This will be a key step towards water digitalisation for the City of Satna,” said Don Reeves, senior vice president of outcomes at Itron. “As Yokogawa is an industry leader in Scada (supervisory control and data acquisition systems), our collaboration allows for a seamless integration under one platform to better visualise the water supply system for Satna.
He added: “We are excited to work together with Yokogawa as this is one of the first water analytical platforms deployed for water loss management in one of India’s smart cities. With Itron’s solutions, we can help Yokogawa achieve their desired outcomes by delivering measurable results focused on addressing non-revenue water reduction.”