District Metered Areas (DMA): Prevent and Reduce Water Loss and Non-Revenue Water (NRW)

Experience the power of Smartrek Technologies as your greatest ally in the battle against non-revenue water (NRW). With our state-of-the-art monitoring solution, we help utilities understand where leaks and illegal connections are happening, allowing you to intervene before major breaks or costly illegal water usage. Smartrek also seamlessly integrates into your existing workflow, freeing up valuable time for your team.

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How Smartrek Technologies Atrax monitoring solutions can help you?

By monitoring inflow and outflow, as well as pressure at the DMA’s entry points, detecting non-revenue water (NRW) becomes easier. This process also helps in understanding water flow patterns and normal consumption within the sector.

By monitoring instantaneous flow rates and pressures gives you immediate information on new leaks happening in your systems.

By monitoring abnormal variations in nighttime flow rates will indicate small leaks starting to happen, allowing you to intervene before it becomes a major burst.

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Pressure sensor

Pressure A-Link

Our pressure A-Link can monitor liquid in a wide variety of environments. We offer several options to suit your needs, from submersible transducers to intrinsically safe transducers.

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Flowmeter sensor

Dual Flowmeter A-Link

Our dual flowmeter A-Link is a two-channel, long -range wireless pulse receiver and pulse counter. Additionally, it is equipped with a 0-300 PSI pressure transducer to measure the pressure.

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Web Application

Web App or SCADA Integration

Our web app allows you to access and analyze data, track trends, and generate reports for regulatory agencies. Easy integration is also possible into your SCADA system.

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What you can achieve with our turnkey solutions

Identify leaks in DMA

Identify Leaks

Effortlessly monitor trends in your water distribution network by comparing nighttime flow evolution to understand where leaks are starting to happen. Detect leaks and burst pipes quickly, take corrective action, and reduce waste and non-revenue water (NRW).

Prevent breaks in DMA

Prevent Breaks

Uncover potential weak points in your network infrastructure to prevent unexpected service interruption. Empower your team with comprehensive insights, ensuring they are fully equipped to handle any situation in the field effectively.

Justify planning

Justify Planning

Enhance repair and replacement plans by establishing clear objectives. Deploy your limited workforce with a data-driven approach to ensure accurate and precise execution.

Save money

Save Money

Optimize project scheduling to prioritize the preservation of existing infrastructure, reducing the need for costly engineering assessments and ensuring the longevity of pipelines.

District metered areas design

The Design and Impact of District Metering Areas: Exploring Meaning and Function

To gain a better understanding of how a DMA and Smartrek work, let’s consider an example. When there is a small amount of water leakage within a large water supply system, it can be challenging to pinpoint the leak’s location precisely. However, if it appears in an area of typically low demand, the leak will likely be noticed, enabling corrective measures to be taken.

District-metered areas (DMAs) are widely used in some water systems to monitor any unusual demands commonly caused by leaks. A DMA design works by isolating a certain portion of the system and taking note of all inflows, outflows, and variations in tank volumes.

In order to gain a deeper understanding of water loss and locate places to apply resources, it is essential to evaluate water flow through the system by installing flow meters and dividing the system into DMAs. By doing so, DMAs that appear to suffer from water loss can be more vigilantly monitored and incorporated into water loss reduction programs.

Smartrek’s role is to take real-time flow and pressure measurements at the DMAs at regular intervals. This data is then compared to water consumption data from an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system and water flows from drinking water plants. If a plant detects a high-flow spike, Smartrek can determine which sector the flow is heading to and send a team to inspect for a possible water main break. Lastly, comparing data allows Smartrek to calculate the municipality’s total water losses accurately.