Smartrek: District Metered Areas (DMAs)

Revolutionize the way you manage your water distribution system with Smartrek’s Atrax Solution for DMAs!

Our powerful solution allows you to monitor your water distribution systems in real-time, quickly detect any leakage or burst pipe, and take corrective action to save water and Non-Revenue Water (NRW).

With the use of automated analytics, utility personnel can identify potential issues far quicker than they could with manual checks, often finding anomalies in data before any noticeable loss of service. The solution can also provide cost savings by remotely controlling water valve operation, helping to balance pressure and reduce overflow.

Unlock the potential of your water distribution system with Smartrek’s Atrax Solution.
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  • Wireless Monitoring Solution

  • Own your private infrastructure

  • Equipment installed directly side by side from the DMA flowmeter. No trenching for equipment or antennas is required

  • Independent from any third-party connectivity providers

  • No maintenance required with our new batteryless repeater
  • Avoid recurrent cost and technology obsolescence
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District metered Areas

Smartrek has your custom monitoring solution ready !

Whether you are monitoring your existing DMA or interested in creating one, we have the custom solution you need. Our Bi-Directional Flow and Live Pressure solution provides an easy-to-use platform with highly accurate data.

Powered by Spidermesh, our proprietary radio mesh protocol, we can develop custom networks of sensors based on the data you need and the topology of the terrain, giving you the highest quality of data in the industry. By acquiring Smartrek, you become independent from any third party connectivity providers and own your infrastructures, avoiding recurrent cost and technologie obsolescence.

 

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Smartrek's Atrax solution for DMA

How does it work ?

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 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.