Predicting interruptions to water supply before they happen
The last 10 years has seen dramatic improvements in water company interruptions to supply performances, yet ambitious companies are responding to customer expectations and seeking to improve performances still further.
Catalyst for change
The outcome delivery incentives established at PR19 create opportunities for companies to earn financial rewards (or avoid financial penalties) through driving down the frequency and duration of interruptions.
We have examined indicators such as flow variations, weather variables and network characteristics to identity signals that an interruption is likely to occur. Our analysis is identifying up to 30% of interruptions 1 to 5 days before they happen, allowing pro-active leak detection efforts to identify a small leak before it becomes a big problem or putting operational teams on alert to resource a response for a failure in a particular area.
Our data analytical skills help companies to make the best use of the data which they hold. Combining engineering insight with robust modelling and simple to use graphical tools which represent complex data in a format which can easily be used by operational teams.