Beautiful mountains and long valleys are any walker’s dream. For a water utility company, however, this scenario sets a highly complex set of challenges. Efficient pumps that can constantly provide suitable pressure and good planning are necessary to reliably supply regions that have significant differences in elevation and numerous consumption points that are spread out.
However, even in areas that are less geographically striking, water still has to be transported over long distances and distributed. Especially in large cities with numerous tall and large buildings, distribution at the correct pressure is a challenge that should not be underestimated as it necessitates a huge distribution network of pipes.
Efficient pressure management from the waterworks to the consumer
Reliable and trouble-free supply of water is necessary to guarantee the living standards and health of the population. Old pipework often constitutes a problem as it becomes porous when constantly subjected to water pressure. This, in turn, causes cracks through which water is lost. To prevent this sort of water loss, the water pipe system is constantly inspected by electronic devices. Another means of minimising the losses due to excessive pressure in the pipes is the selection of the right pump with an efficient pressure management. Reliable, intelligent Wilo pumps ensure that the desired pressure is always provided to the end consumer and any losses and the associated costs are kept to an absolute minimum.
Water distribution and pressure boosting in the city
Pressure-boosting systems are part of the water distribution system within a building. They ensure that the required water pressure is available for drinking water, process water and firefighting water on all floors. Especially high-rise buildings or buildings in special locations require pressure-boosting systems because the supply pressure from the waterworks is insufficient or a different water pressure is required by law. Here, Wilo has several suitable solutions on offer to address any distribution and pressure-boosting challenges. In addition to their use in buildings, pressure-boosting systems are also used to increase the delivery head in water distribution networks in areas that have natural differences in elevation. Based on the high demands and loads that the components are subject to, a maintenance interval of six to twelve months is recommended in order to achieve safe and smooth long-term operation.