Sectorization involves dividing a drinking water network into homogeneous sections to equip it with meters and/or flowmeters. The study of these different sectors then enables a diagnosis of the state of the network to be made.
“Sectorization allows daily water volumes and time-stamped flows for the various sectors to be measured, recorded and transmitted to a central supervision station. This operation also makes it possible to detect areas with leaks and thus effectively contributes to improving network efficiency. In addition, meters for large consumers (industry and agriculture) have been installed to monitor their consumption, especially during low-water periods, and to set up common roadmaps for managing water consumption in the years to come” explained Julien Delorme, business development manager for the Environment Division in the Centre-East region.
Local sectorization stations equipped with 13 remote transmitters and 62 SOFREL data loggers are to meter water volumes transiting in well-identified sectors. They will communicate regularly with the central supervision station, so that the SIVOM operators can monitor the various changes in the volumes distributed, and particularly the night flows.
By enabling remote management and supervision of the site, this sectorization of the drinking water supply network will help the SIVOM to combat losses and potential resource wastage, thanks to detailed analysis of its hydraulic data.