Geospatial AI tools to boost performance of Water Supply and Pipelines
Problem: Rural Tuscany, Italy has a relatively low population density, and despite the size of its network AdF serves only around 400,000 customers. Acquedotto del Fiora SpA (AdF) is Tuscany’s largest water company in terms of the size of its network, which covers 55 municipalities, including all 28 in the province of Grosseto and 27 in the province of Siena. With many water treatment and distribution assets, AdF’s pipeline network stretches across 8,000 km. With unaccounted-for water totaling around 42.5% of its treated water, this extended network makes it particularly challenging to identify failures and the sources of losses.
Solution: Rezatec’s Geospatial AI, Pipeline Risk product was deployed across 674km of the AdF water network in a pilot program launched in January 2021. The solution is being used to verify the network trends and identify those parts of the network that must be replaced in the following investment plan period.