Milford, OH (November 2, 2016) –Using the Pegasus+ pressure control system from conservation specialist HWM (known as FCS in the United States), Bournemouth Water municipal water supplier (Bournemouth, U.K.) achieved significant cost savings on repairs, leakage and production costs.
Bournemouth Water supplies drinking water to nearly 500,000 people in southwest England. Historically, the company only used pressure management in areas where high pressure existed, and not as a form of reducing leakage across the distribution network. In an attempt to increase efficiency, Bournemouth Water engineers conducted a thorough analysis of the network, concluding that extensive pressure management could take place at the DMA level. This could produce savings from leakage reduction and production costs while increasing the lifetime of the aging network.
After comparing a number of suppliers, Bournemouth Water selected HWM and its Pegasus+ pressure control system. The system allows Bournemouth engineers to set target pressures by time, flow, or a combination of different settings per day of the week, providing the enhanced control necessary to achieve the projected cost savings.
After installing the equipment in 2015, Bournemouth Water reduced pipe bursts by 54 percent, and weekly production costs by over $2,400 from the previous year. The company is on target to achieve its projected savings and plans to look for other areas where pressure management can increase efficiency.