# Optimising pressure with intelligent pumps

Announcement Date: 1. January 2019

Intelligent pumps are utilised to manage the pressure in the demonstration areas. Pressure is continuously minimised in the water network on DMA-level (District Metering Area) whilst ensuring the minimum required pressure at all end-users.

Operating the distribution networks at the lowest required pressure reduces not only leakage from existing leaks, but also burst frequency and energy consumption while prolonging the lifetime of the pipes.