Xylem tests digital solution for water utilities

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Xylem is working with the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) and WaterStart to pilot test Xylem’s Water Network Optimization solution, part of the Xylem Vue digital portfolio, aimed at increasing efficiencies and optimising the operation of Southern Nevada’s water systems.

Through the joint test project, SNWA will evaluate the capabilities of the Water Network Optimization solution to improve energy management strategies, enhance system performance, and reduce operating and maintenance costs of Southern Nevada’s regional water system.

Xylem will develop a real-time, highly accurate model of SNWA’s water system that integrates operational data to help SNWA optimise operational processes, reduce energy use, assess water infrastructure condition, and/or address complex operational challenges in a safe and controlled environment. The Xylem system will help guide existing SNWA operations staff with timely recommendations. 

Dave Johnson, SNWA deputy general manager of Operations, said: “While our system is quite efficient, this pilot project will enhance our operations through water system modeling, allowing us to increase operational efficiencies that benefit local water users and rate payers.”

The SNWA expects the intelligent water system joint test project to be completed in 2022.