Global water technology company Xylem sets a new milestone in Italy’s sustainable water journey through an agreement with Tuscany’s Publiacqua. Under a three-year contract, Xylem aims to strengthen the operational efficiency of Medio Valdarno’s water infrastructure by leveraging meter data analytics, real-time leak detection modules, and predictive maintenance tools. These solutions will enable the region to respond proactively to varying water demands and droughts, ensuring a more reliable water supply.
By transforming water management into an intelligent, responsive, and sustainable operation, this partnership aims to revolutionise the region’s water supply system from source to tap. At the core of the transformation is Xylem Vue powered by GoAigua, a software and analytics platform that streamlines utility data and simplifies the operation and management of water and wastewater services.
With its advanced data analytics and applications, Publiacqua’s operators and managers can identify and address potential pipe failures, allowing for timely maintenance before critical issues arise. This prevents costly disruptions and optimises maintenance schedules, reducing expenses and enhancing the overall efficiency of the water network. These actionable insights are key to transforming water data into real-time responses, thereby safeguarding the water supply and bolstering the sustainability of the entire network.
“This initiative signifies more than technological advancement; it impacts real lives. Given the urgency of climate change, water sustainability is no longer a luxury but a necessity,” said Hayati Yarkadas, senior vice-president and president, Europe, water infrastructure and global services at Xylem. “Our partnership sets a global example for tackling water challenges head-on. Together with Publiacqua, we aim to pave the way for a water-smart Italy.”
Previously, Publiacqua has advanced its water and sewage infrastructure through investments, notably integrating Xylem solutions to enhance treatment processes and for efficient, non-clog wastewater transport. These solutions have been pivotal in maintaining robust and smart water management across their extensive network of plants and pipelines.