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Aquarius Spectrum to deploy acoustic, pressure sensors across water networks in Israel

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Advanced monitoring and leak detection solutions provider Aquarius Spectrum has won two pipe condition assessment (PCA) projects in two Israeli cities.

The company deployed 750 acoustic sensors across the entire water network in the city of Holon, Israel. These sensors monitor underground pipelines on a daily basis, providing accurate data to detect hidden leaks, as well as analysis of pipe condition.

The water network is operated by Mei-Shikma Water Utility, which is responsible for supplying drinking water to 250,000 customers in the local authorities of Holon, Or Yehuda, Azur and Beit Dagan.

"Mei-Shikma is always looking for new ways to improve its NRW rates and be more efficient,” commented Arik Mula, CEO of Mei-Shikma. “Reducing water loss is a constant, daily battle of the utility that up until now relied on customers calling the support centre to report visible bursts and leaks.

“With Aquarius technology which is now implemented on the entire water network using 750 sensors it is now possible to trace background leaks before their surface and been reported by the customers. The Aquarius system doesn't stop there and also analyses the condition of the pipes and provides us pipe condition analysis reports to focus the budget and efforts on the pipes that really needs replacement vs. replacing by pipe age."

Aquarius will also supply 150 new sensors to the pipeline network in Tel Aviv, which combine both hydrophones and pressure sensors to detect hidden leaks and analyse pipe condition.