Skanderborg Forsyning has a vast supply area in which they need to ensure safe and clean drinking water for the consumers. But it can be challenging to get a general overview of the fire hydrants’ status because they are placed around the supply area.
It is Skanderborg Forsyning’s top priority to ensure safe and clean drinking water for the consumers, while at the same time improving their fire hydrants’ service level, when they decided to initiate a collaboration with AVK Smart Water.
Currently, the water utility Skanderborg Forsyning in Denmark has no overview of when or if the fire hydrants in the area are being used, and who is using them. The fire hydrants are only to be used by the fire department or the water utility, however, unauthorised use has been detected before. The utility cannot determine whether it is vandalism or theft. Unauthorised use is not only illegal; it also poses an increased risk of water contamination.
“Skanderborg Forsyning always seek to reduce possible incidents that can negatively affect drinking water. Therefore, it was important for us to find a solution that could indicate the duration of time a fire hydrant has been inactive to ensure an acceptable water quality”, says the operation manager at Skanderborg Forsyning.
In addition, the utility wanted to reduce inexplicable water loss in the network. It is especially in the industrial areas that fire hydrants are exposed to water loss. Skanderborg Forsyning has used cable ties to secure the hydrants, but they have been cut when the utility checks them.
Skanderborg Forsyningsvirksomhed A/S
Skanderborg Forsyningsvirksomhed A/S is the main supplier of water in the municipality of Skanderborg with a population of approx. 62,000 inhabitants. It is furthermore responsible for all wastewater treatment in the municipality.
The AVK premises in Galten, Skovby and Låsby are located in the municipality of Skanderborg.