Optimizing the water and wastewater treatment networks

Climate change, rampant urbanization and ever stricter regulations, the management of water has become more complex than ever. On the strength of our expertise, SUEZ is working to develop new solutions capable of monitoring water networks in real time to continuously improve the quality of the water delivered.

Optimizing the performance of water networks

Monitoring networks in real time
Anticipating the risk of failure
Reducing operating costs
Our innovations

Managing your drinking water networks in real time

90% of the leaks in drinking water networks are invisible, SUEZ is fixing this challenge by proposing the AQUADVANCED® Water Networks solution to its customers. This modular software solution is capable of monitoring a drinking water network in real time and detecting any anomalies or potential problems.

AQUADVANCED® Water Networks is an innovative modular tool optimizing performance indicators relating to drinking water networks (flow rate, pressure, quality) and helps to identify and anticipate water leaks and control water quality for residents.

Detecting leaks in real-time

Not only do leaks result in the loss of water, but they also increase the frequency of cuts in the water supply and increase operating costs. AQUADVANCED® Water Networks enables local authorities to detect leaks in real time and take action.

Unique Decision-Support Software

AQUADVANCED® Water Networks uses the data collected by sensors installed in the entire drinking water distribution network to measure flows, flow rates and pressure in order to identify and anticipate anomalies in the network. The software also collates large volumes of data from various sources, such as the SCADA (Supervisor Control And Data Acquisition) system, the GIS (Geographical Information System) or remote metering. AQUADVANCED® Water Networks centralizes, processes, analyses and uses all this data, making it a genuine control and decision-support tool. In 2016, the system was improved with a module covering water quality.

How we clean pipes with ice

Industrial manufacturers need to keep their networks (wastewater, effluents, oil, gas, etc.) clean. But they also want to limit the environmental impacts of the use of chemicals or large quantities of water. With ice pigging, SUEZ offers an innovative solution that uses ice to clean pipes.
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With Ice Pigging, we offer our industrial customers a solution for cleaning their water systems, simply and effectively

Cleaning pipes with just a few liters of ice

Normally, it takes hundreds of liters of water to keep pipelines clean in an industrial situation. But ice pigging technology consumes just a few liters of ice. This new technology uses the natural abrasive qualities of ice to remove sediments and other foreign substances, such as crystallized salts and biofilms in particular, from pipelines. Quick and economical to use. In a plant that manufactures yoghurt in the UK for example, ice pigging recovered more than 75% of the value-added product which had been deposited in the pipelines. And the consumption of chemicals was significantly reduced too. On top of that, Ice Pigging won the 2016 World Food Innovation Award in the Best Manufacturing/Processing Technology category.

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How can you anticipate the risk of flooding?

Periods of heavy rain can have significant impacts, from the saturation of the wastewater networks and treatment plants, to the overflows of wastewater, the high volumes of urban pollution and natural environment pollution in the trickling water. To better anticipate the risk of flooding, SUEZ has developed AQUADVANCED® Urban Drainage for its customers in local government.
AQUADVANCED Urban Drainage solution SUEZ

AQUADVANCED® Urban Drainage enables local authorities to choose the solution that best meets their needs, from monitoring an environment and anticipating the risks of flooding and pollution of the natural environment to the predictive and dynamic management of their whole network.

AQUADVANCED® Urban Drainage enables local authorities to choose the solution that meets their needs, from monitoring an environment and anticipating the risks of flooding and pollution of the natural environment, to the predictive and dynamic management of their whole network.

With AQUADVANCED® Urban Drainage, SUEZ provides the sewer system operators with an anticipatory and dynamic network management tool. AQUADVANCED® Urban Drainage can be used to call on storage capacities in the right place and at the right time, to avoid the saturation of the networks and to take advance action in the event of heavy rain preventing serious pollution caused by overflows. 

Anticipate, react, optimize and improve your environment

AQUADVANCED® Urban Drainage offers a global view of the complete wastewater treatment system based on measurements and meteorological data. It can predict trends in the hydraulic behavior of the wastewater treatment system for the next 24 hours in dry weather, or for the next two to six hours in wet weather. AQUADVANCED® Urban Drainage can be used to implement an optimal management strategy of the water network. It can be used to maximize the volumes stored in retention structures and in the network itself, or to increase the volumes of wastewater to be treated in order to reduce overflow into the natural environment, while limiting the risk of flooding.

Technology that's been put through the wash

SUEZ has already successfully deployed AQUADVANCED® Urban Drainage in a number of municipalities in France, including the cities of Marseille, Biarritz and Paris. Thanks to this innovative solution, the Greater Paris sanitation syndicate has improved its infrastructures by dynamically controlling and redirecting inflowing water. The solution is also in the process of being rolled out in Marseilles and Singapore.