|‘improving potable water distribution in Panama City’
Panama City Non Revenue Water, Panama
• Detection and repair of over 3,500 network leaks
• Design of DMAs and hydraulic zones across the Clients entire distribution network
• Census of 250,000 customers
• Supply & installation of a Geographical Information System (GIS)
• Supply and Installation of 106,000 domestic and 90 bulk meters
• Installation of 110,000 metres of supply pipeline
Biwater staff undertaking leak detection activities
Panama City has experienced rapid population growth in recent decades and as a result extreme pressure has been placed on the city’s water resources. As such the Instituto de Acueductos y Alcantarillados Nacionales (IDAAN), contracted Biwater’s consultancy division to ensure the distribution be maintained, operated and managed in as efficient and cost-effective way as possible.
|| Over the two year length of the contract Biwater’s Non-Revenue Water experts provided: the design, supply, installation and commissioning of a Management Information commercial system and a Geographical Information System (GIS); the design, construction and calibration of a hydraulic model of the distribution network; the design and establishment of District Meter Areas (DMAs); the detection of 3,515 non visible leaks; the training of IDAAN staff in leakage detection; a census of the total 250,000 customers within the clients area, and; the supply and installation of both domestic and bulk meters.
Biwater’s Non-Revenue Water expertise provided IDAAN with an optimised solution to their network requirements, providing a manageable, effective network with improved access to water for more people.
||Panama City, Colon, Arraijan & La Chorrera
||Scope of Work:
||Non Revenue Water Control