As the water industry prepares for the new drinking water directive from the DWI, pioneering technological innovations, along with collaborative partnerships, are leading the way in addressing the current global water crisis. ATi UK’s Director, Garry Tabor, discusses the most creative approaches that are proactively safeguarding water quality for customer use.
Managing the quality of water from Source to Tap is the core responsibility of the water industry. Public health and regulatory compliance are of paramount concern, with customer complaints about taste and odour growing in importance and emerging quality issues informing new key performance indicators.
Water companies are not only trusted to deliver water that is consistently safe for drinking, aesthetically acceptable and of high quality, they also need to manage complex interactions between chemistry and energy consumption.
The entire water industry has been entrusted with the responsibility of supplying vital water and wastewater services to communities, safeguarding water at all points on its journey from Source to Tap. We are also responsible for continually developing innovative solutions, with increased pressure from government regulators and stakeholders to manage these systems efficiently, effectively and in a transparent manner. ATi UK strongly believes that we are all custodians of the journey that water takes.
Until recently, utilities lacked the tools to manage our ageing water system and proactively manage water quality from source to the end user. However, advances in digital technologies are now enabling better knowledge, system hygiene, more efficient monitoring, diagnostics and more targeted investments, along with intelligent system management.
Source To Tap Water Quality Solutions
Through ATi UK’s ongoing Source to Tap philosophy, we are more committed than ever to continue developing new and innovative solutions to ensure the guardianship and protection of water. This commitment has led to us to being the only company able to provide an intelligent and sustainable Source to Tap journey, thanks to our industry-leading range of water quality monitors, including the pioneering MetriNet; the first smart, modular multi-parameter monitor for distribution networks. These solutions provide no-compromise water quality monitoring in service reservoirs, pipes, valves, meter chambers and hydrants, along with measuring right through to the end user.
Intelligent solutions, such as the MetriNet, create real-time awareness of water quality throughout the cycle and suggest optimal control mechanisms to ensure the efficient delivery of high-quality water, reducing the risk of compliance violations and customer complaints.
It is because of this pioneering approach that ATi is trusted by UK water companiesto deliver reliable, accurate and low maintenance process water control, with long running framework agreements in place.
This approach is providing water companies with high-powered, smart tools to ensure the energy-efficient delivery of high-quality water to the community.
We use the same sensors throughout the range, which makes them interchangeable, simple to use, with minimal training, allowing a single procurement route. There is also low environmental impact due to little or no reagent use.
This strategic approach and joined-up solution is designed to offer customers simplicity, range, low risk and sustainable water quality from Source to Tap, continuing to make a lasting difference in the lives of the communities that water companies serve.
These solutions also help utilities make progress on the problems that matter most: water accessibility, environmental sustainability, resilience and affordability. It gives decision-makers a structure for environmental issues, collaboration and sharing information for setting priorities.
The need for new, pioneering technology to continue improving performance is ever-present – now is the time to change the future of the water sector for the better.