Acciona Agua has won a contract to establish a water management supply system in Burgos, Spain.


The deal was secured from Aguas de Burgos, which manages the city’s drinking water service.

The technology will help to detect and repair faults, enhance water quality control, and allow remote meter reading.

Under the project, a single software platform will be used to combine daily remote readings of users’ meters, a geographical information system, remote control data, algorithms to forecast demand.

Several sensors will monitor water quality, and a mathematical model will predict the behavior of the supply system.

A business intelligence platform will be used to control the management system and it will identify faults, blockages or leaks in real time, and the location of the fault.

The project, dubbed Smart Water Innovation Network in the city of BurGos, is part of SmartWater4Europe research project.

The SmartWater4Europe project has 21 entities including water utility firms, technology companies, universities and research centers.

Acciona Agua, Vitens (Holland) and Thames Water (UK) are leading the project together with the University of Lille in France.

The parties will incorporate the devices and programs in the supply networks of the four sites to evaluate the results.

Vitens will undertake the project in the Dutch province of Friesland. Thames Water will carry out in the town of Reading.

The University of Lille will make its demonstration in the green technopole of Villeneuve d´Ascq.

Acciona Agua will monitor three water sectors of the network, about 54km of pipes in Burgos.

Image: Acciona Agua will establish a water management supply system in Burgos. Photo: Courtesy of ACCIONA.