We are excited to announce that Elk Grove Village has entered into a strategic partnership with Aquify to implement our new, robust (and we like to think, game-changing) monitoring and analytics program for their drinking water network.
Elk Grove Village, located 20 miles northwest of Chicago, is home to 35,000 residents, 5,600 businesses and North America’s largest consolidated business park. The Aquify system will help the Village identify when and where breaks occur on their 150 miles of water mains so they can be fixed quickly before large volumes of water are lost or they grow and turn into large, disruptive, costly main breaks. The custom designed system includes the installation of flow and pressure sensors to monitor their underground water mains, machine learning (ML) analytics software, a cybersecure network and a professionally staffed network operations center to monitor the system and provide analytics expertise 24/7.
According to Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig B. Johnson, “We are very excited and grateful for this opportunity to work with Aquify to bring this advanced technology to our community. We look forward to utilizing state-of-the-art technologies to reduce water loss, save money, and better manage our critical drinking water infrastructure.”
When we started Aquify less than one year ago, we heard from many communities that they were experiencing water loss due to leaks in their distribution system but didn’t know where and when the leaks were occurring. And many simply did not have the financial, operational or labor resources to address the issue proactively and apply the necessary technologies. We realized that if we can bring Exelon’s people, resources and utility management expertise to our community water utilities they can be more resilient, improve sustainability and see demonstrable savings in operating expenses.
Public Works Director Colby Basham agrees, “By leveraging Exelon’s scale and resources, we will tap into monitoring experts, utilize modern analytical processes, and leverage high tech solutions that will benefit residents and businesses alike.”
Elk Grove Village’s system is expected to be installed and operational by August 1, 2020.
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