Aqualia has presented to the councilors and councilors, on the part of the city council, of Aguas de Dénia, the new digital management project of the municipal water supply service of the city. Taking advantage of the visit to the new Aqualia Technological Center in Dénia, Manuel Rosado, manager of Aqualia, has explained the main novelties and advantages that the modernization of the system brings, both to the general public and to the town hall, which in Dénia, Rosado has highlighted , "Involves managing, betting on responsibility and sustainability, 500 km of network that supply 45.000 customers, and 1.700 monthly work orders."
Internet of things, Big Data or Cloud Computing are some of the elements that Aqualia integrates in its new technology center. It is a digital control center, a pioneer in the services managed by Aqualia in Spain, which unifies all the management of the integral water cycle in Aqualia Live, a single platform.
All the processes that take place in the urban water cycle, from its collection to sanitation, are controlled in real time in this center. The 571 million data that the networks and the meters collect per year are available at a simple click thanks to the network of sensors spread over the 500 km of the supply network, structured in 81 hydraulic sectors.
Also, at the head at the national level, is Aguas de Dénia in terms of remote reading: 96% of the meter pool already has this technology, a ratio that widely exceeds the 16,7% penetration of remote reading that has on average the main cities.
At the user level, remote reading allows you to check your own water consumption in real time through the Aqualia Contact app. Among the specific advantages, an alarm system for internal leaks in the face of a sudden increase in habitual consumption; the detection of possible occupations in second homes; or risk situations for vulnerable people who live alone, in the case of detecting a stop in consumption.
On the other hand, for the Dénia City Council, the new system has a specific tool: a web portal from which to control the water consumption of all municipal facilities, "which will facilitate an improvement in the management of the available resources and anticipate in the knowledge and resolution of incidents ", has indicated the mayor, Vicent Grimalt.
The Spain director of Aqualia, Santiago Lafuente, explained that the choice of Dénia as the “pilot office” of the new digitization system “is not free, since in this city we have a long, always positive history of collaboration with the city council, and few cities as much as this one have had to face so many problems of managing a precious and scarce resource like water ”. These new applications, he added, "will also greatly facilitate citizen collaboration, based on knowledge and information."
The mayor has valued the presentation as “really surprising. Of those improvements that make us see that the future is already here and that those sustainability plans and the evolution of cities towards smarter models are perfectly viable ”.
Likewise, Grimalt recalled that “in the Dénia City Council we have been talking for some time about the implementation of the SDGs, the sustainable development objectives; optimization of resources and improvement of energy efficiency; We have even drawn up the Dénia smart city plan ... And all these large-scale projects, but which are already an unavoidable horizon if we want to save the planet, today find a model and paradigm in the innovative, fully digital management system, that Aqualia has launched in Aguas de Dénia ”.
Among the different applications that operate in an interconnected way in Dénia, is Aqualia Water Analitics (AWA), the platform for the management of the integral water cycle, which allows collecting and analyzing 2.200 daily data on the supply related to the amount of water supplied , the flows and pressures in the network, etc .; and Aqualia Work Orders (WO), a resource for optimizing the company's daily work, both for maintenance actions and for incidents.