See proces progressions and milestones on this roadmap for the full-scale implementation of Non-revenue water solutions in the LEAKman project.

LEAKman project kick off

1. January 2016

LEAKman project kick off

Nine Danish partners form a consortium with the objective to demonstrate Danish leakage management solutions. The LEAKman project will utilize Danish technologies and know-how creating integrated high-end solutions for utility companies world-wide. The nine partners…

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Setting up demonstration areas

1. March 2016

Setting up demonstration areas

Novafos and HOFOR – two major water suppliers in Denmark – are partners in the LEAKman project. Each company has designated two districts to be full-scale demonstration areas. They are now transformed into state-of-the-art water…

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Integrating systems and interfaces

1. April 2016

Integrating systems and interfaces

In the demonstration areas designated by the utility companies HOFOR and Novafos, technicians at NIRAS and the technology providers are now working to establish seamless and generic interfaces between components and systems – all of…

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Noise logger implementation

1. December 2016

Noise logger implementation

During 2017 noise loggers are implemented across the four demonstration areas. When completed, the demonstration areas will be covered with 400 permanently deployed loggers which enable wireless reporting of possible leaks based on sound detection….

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Smart meter installation

1. March 2017

Smart meter installation

From the fall of 2017 and during 2018 a total of 5,100 smart meters are installed at end-users within the four demonstration areas. This means no more manual meter readings and no more time-consuming follow-ups…

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Antenna sites

1. July 2017

Antenna sites

A fixed network with antennas and concentrators combined with smart meters from Kamstrup at all end-user connections enables the utility companies to monitor consumption as well as water balance continuously and on an hourly basis.

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HOMIS – Management information system

1. July 2018

HOMIS – Management information system

The management information system HOMIS, developed by the LEAKman partner NIRAS, is now providing access to updated and validated data for online monitoring of relevant Key Performance Indicators across the four designated demonstration facilities. Utilities…

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PhD project: Datadriven knowledge

1. August 2018

PhD project: Datadriven knowledge

PhD fellow Jonas Kirstein commence his project called “Optimized water distribution using high-resolution data sources and novel data analysis methods”. Among other things, Jonas examines how more data driven knowledge could be an important tool…

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Aquis online modelling

1. September 2018

Aquis online modelling

An online hydraulic overview for each of the four demonstration areas is established. This is due to a combination of data from the SCADA system, pressure sensors and noise loggers with a hydraulic model of…

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Optimising pressure with intelligent valves

1. November 2018

Optimising pressure with intelligent valves

In fall 2018 intelligent valves for pressure reduction will be implemented in two of the designated demonstration areas. The feasibility studies have shown pressure reduction potentials of 35 pct. in Klampenborg DMA and 30 pct….

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Optimising pressure with intelligent pumps

1. January 2019

Optimising pressure with intelligent pumps

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…

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Operation and maintenance of demonstration facilities

2. January 2019

Operation and maintenance of demonstration facilities

Novafos and HOFOR staff will optimize leakage levels in the demonstration areas now covered by LEAKman high-end technologies. The areas will also be used as innovation-labs for tests and analysis of different leakage management solutions…

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Water balance reporting and monitoring

1. March 2019

Water balance reporting and monitoring

The combination of smart meters and water balance reporting on DMAs enables leakage teams to react quickly and efficiently and target the weakest areas and pipeline segments .

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LEAKman evaluation

31. December 2020

LEAKman evaluation

The LEAKman project establishes guidelines for selecting the proper tools and techniques to be implemented at any water utilities world-wide. The goal is to reduce Non-Revenue Water levels to a specific target level depending on…

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