Elk Grove Village has moved into its final stage of implementing a modern, high tech solution for the Village’s drinking water distribution network. In partnership with Aquify, an Exelon company, the Village’s robust and responsive analytics monitoring system for the Village’s water distribution network is now live.
The completed project includes the installation of flow and pressure sensors into miles of underground water mains that deliver water to homes and businesses. The Aquify system uses sensors and artificial intelligence analytics software to identify and address potential leaks and prevent future water main breaks, positioning the Village to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and advance system resiliency.
“The state-of-the-art technologies that are in place are a great asset to our community,” said Mayor Craig B. Johnson. “We can now reduce water loss, save money, and better manage our critical drinking water infrastructure. We are very thankful for Aquify for bringing this advanced technology to us.”
The new system also provides insight into the operational effectiveness of the Village’s water distribution network, which had been unavailable up until this point. Through continuous 24/7 monitoring, the Village will be able to proactively address leaks and other system events before they turn into large, disruptive and costly problems. Monitoring of the system will be done by Aquify’s professionally-staffed control center which will deliver advanced analytical support to Elk Grove Village’s public works team.
“We could not be more excited to kick off this partnership with Elk Grove Village,” says Aquify CEO Lev Goldberg. “The entire Public Works team has been fantastic to work with through the installation process and now they can leverage continuous system insights to reduce leaks and build a more resilient and sustainable network.”
In addition to reaching this milestone in monitoring the Village’s water distribution network, as part of their public-private partnership with Aquify, the Village was able to recently save more than $218,000 by deferring a capital project to rehabilitate the pipeline that runs under Salt Creek. After an inspection and assessment project, the Village was informed that the pipe is in pristine condition and rehabilitation is not necessary.
Aquify is a wholly owned subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, one of the leading electric and gas utility companies in the U.S., serving more than 10 million customers.