Leading SCADA and instrumentation provider, EMR Integrated Solutions today announced it has secured a €150,000 contract with Kilkenny County Council’s water services division, to implement a major water conservation data collection and analysis network system.
The initial system comprises a SCADA server linked via SMS to over 140 main water flowmeters and SMS Data Loggers. The system serves as a comprehensive platform for the monitoring, control reporting and analysis of all aspects of the DMA networks.
Alarms relating to abnormal flow conditions are sent by SMS text message directly to the mobile phones of designated staff, and response times have improved significantly. From a management perspective the benefits of the system have been enormous. Automatic report generation has significantly reduced the effort involved in complying with EU reporting obligations.
Kilkenny County Council administers a local authority area of over 796 sq miles with a population of over 95,000. A major area of activity for Kilkenny County Council is the provision of water and waste water services and this is achieved using a range of treatment plants, reservoirs, pumping stations and an extensive pipeline network.
With the integration of data from the SMS data loggers on the distribution network management now have an holistic view of their water network from the moment water is abstracted from the river or ground water source right the way through to the consumers. This integrated view has facilitated reductions in waste, improved reliability and quality and reduced the cost of service delivery.