Following the footsteps of cities like Mumbai and Delhi in deploying SCADA systems, Lucknow city too has adopted a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to monitor the city’s water infrastructure.
The city administration is currently developing an online water supply network management that will take care of water consumption of each household and will also throw up alerts about leakages. In addition, the system will also alert the city corporation about improper distribution and water scarcity in particular wards. Since the system will be online-based, all the required information is just a click away on a real-time basis.
For this, the city administration has identified 15,000 houses and seven other wards in the vicinity where water meters will be installed. Along with meters, 250 sensors will be installed to include all areas under the SCADA system. Once the system is in place, all houses will receive water supply for 24 hours and their total consumption will be recorded. The water charges will be calculated based on the usage. This will not only enable checking of unaccounted wastage of water, but will also maintain stable supply during all seasons.
Meanwhile, to ensure every area gets 24-hour water supply, a plan has been chalked out, under which, 100 km new pipelines will be laid.