## Extend the lifetime, reduce leakage losses and save energy

### Increased knowledge about the pressure and pressure surges in the distribution network has a significant impact on the water utility’s business.

With detailed knowledge about damaging pressure surges and the general network pressure, you can optimise the pressure in order to secure customer satisfaction, limit the number of leaks or bursts and minimize the energy consumption of the pumps.

A pressure reduction causes less water to be forced through cracks in the pipes resulting in a distinct reduction of water loss from leakages. Moreover, managing the pressure is relevant for asset management. By lowering the pressure and thereby limiting the number of pressure surges, the utility can “calm” the network and avoid unnecessary stress of the components in the distribution network to prolong the lifetime.

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