Rosemont is a vibrant community adjacent to O’Hare airport and Chicago. In addition to its 4,000 residents, the village has convention space capable of hosting 75,000 visitors a day, is home to the Allstate Arena, the Rosemont Theater and many other commercial and entertainment venues. Rosemont’s water distribution network includes 31 miles of pipe and services approximately 730 water customers.
Village leaders were seeking a solution to actively reduce and continually manage Non-Revenue Water (NRW) through the implementation of remote monitoring technology. The customer service demands on their water utility are unique. Rosemont is a small residential population, but their entertainment, convention and commercial districts rival communities three to four times their size.
The Aquify solution segments their system into three Districted Meter Areas (DMAs) via the installation of insertion flow meters and pressure sensors on specific water mains. The projected benefits to the Village is anticipated to be more than two times the investment in the Aquify system, which is offered as an annual service requiring no upfront capital costs. The service includes sensors, machine learning analytics software and 24/7 monitoring and analytics.
Engineering services related to the project are provided by Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd (CBBEL). CBBEL, who recommended Aquify to the Village to center their water loss management strategy, anticipate seeing additional benefits in their hydraulic modeling and water system planning efforts for the Village.