Minimise water network risks in highly dense populated areas with AQUADVANCED®

Macao is a good example of how dangerous the risks can be if the existing challenges are not properly addressed. It is a densely populated island, with real visitor peaks that could endanger the network system if not properly addressed. Macao Water manages water distribution in the region and supplies 88 million m3 per year to the peninsula and island.
The mission

Minimise the risks and reduce the number of interventions linked to leaks

Facing an increasing scarcity of water resources in the region and with a very high water consumption linked to its tourist activities (hotels, casinos, etc.), Macao Water has chosen the AQUADVANCED® Water Networks software solution to manage the performance of its drinking water network in an innovative way and help preserving water resources.
Our answer

Investing in the future with a digital platform that will make their lives easier

SUEZ has implemented its AQUADVANCED® Water Networks software to monitor the entire drinking water distribution network. A dashboard displays the state of the network in real time.

Intelligent event detection means that action can be taken more quickly, and the reports are a valuable decision-making tool for better management of network performance.

The results

More events identified and resolved in less time thanks to the AQUADVANCED® software solution

Thanks to the AQUADVANCED® Water Network solution, Macao Water was not only able to ensure a 24/7 water supply with continuous support, but also:

  • 158 events detected in the first two years, 92% of which revealed anomalies
  • Unbilled water reduced from 18% to less than 10
  • The ROI is between 2 and 3 years.
  • Precise analysis of changes in pressure and flow rate means that action can be taken quickly, as was the case when a leak was detected in the private pipes at the University of Macau, preventing the loss of 5,000 m³ - the equivalent of three days' water consumption by the institution.
  • The data help to optimise facility capacities and prioritise actions to be taken. The return on investment is between 2 and 3 years.