Upgrading an ageing network requires major capital investment, planning and financial control. Deep topographical insight into existing network assets and location is essential in order to make the best decisions about what, where, when and how to upgrade. In addition to the upgrade, assets and equipment need to be maintained for safety, compliance and financial reasons.
How to optimise network planning and improve infrastructure management:
- Location Intelligence
Through visualisation of location: faults and reoccurring problems can easily be identified. You can track and plot the shortest route to the fault site or customer site and track and monitor work costs. You can also anticipate and ensure sufficient capacity for high intensity areas and one-off events.
- Data Management
Combine your own enterprise data with data from third-party sources to provide unprecedented levels of insight into network asset locations and customer demographics. Analysis of the current network can determine areas of under-usage, and a review of market data can predict areas of growing demand.
- Asset Management
With effective asset management, you can implement a proactive maintenance practice across all asset types. Engineers can be enabled to have the right information to carry out their work efficiently and effectively.
Transfer of ownership for Private Drains and Sewers
The transfer of ownership in the water utilities sector for Private Drains and Sewers, has given water organisations the opportunity to:
- Build greater customer relationships through customer interaction
- Utilise data insight to determine customer needs
- Reduce reactive costs through the effective management of resources and operations