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Águas de Viseu starts operational digitalization process in WWTP Viseu Sul

The new Wastewater Treatment Plant located in south Viseu, in addition to distinguishing itself in technological terms (*), also has NAVIA™ technology for the integral digitization of its operation, maintenance and quality control.

NAVIA™ will allow Águas de Viseu to have access to, not only specialized features for the day-by-day management of the WWTP, but also to a solution that combines operational efficiency, in technical and economic terms, with the entity’s guidelines.

In a region where water scarcity reaches dramatic proportions, the implementation of NAVIA™ in this WWTP is the first step towards an integral digitization of the infrastructures of the urban water cycle and the guarantee of a paradigm shift in its management and operation.

The goal? – Efficiency, Savings and Resilience, based on a collaborative, accountable, knowledge-gathering and decision support platform.

(*) The new Viseu Sul WWTP was the first facility of its kind to implement the innovative ultrafiltration membrane system. This system ensures a very high level of performance in the treatment of effluents, requiring, however, accurate processes of operation and maintenance. From now on, NAVIA™ becomes the guarantor of accuracy in the referred processes, even when carried out by external entities, which happens in this particular case

In Catalonia, there is a municipality that stands out through its operational management.

In 2017, the NAVIA software for the operation and maintenance of the public systems of water supply and sanitation in the municipality of Manresa began to be implemented. How the equipment is performing, the tasks carried out on the ground and the utilisation of resources are all monitored in real time.

By integrating the entire operation into a single management system, the municipal company Aigües de Manresa intends to increase efficiency, optimise operating costs and eliminate redundancies and underperforming areas. The systematic monitoring and analysis of the whole operation enables the anticipation and prevention of possible problems, especially with respect to the water distribution network and the collection of wastewater, which results in a drop in the loss of water and unnecessary spending, one of the main problems of structures of this kind of such magnitude and broad spread.

Pombal implements technological platform for asset registry update and efficiency of its water networks

The Municipality of Pombal starts 2019 with the ambition of boosting digitalization of its water services, promoting the optimization and efficiency of its urban water cycle infrastructures.

In order to achieve this goal, Pombal opted for the NAVIA™ platform, and the implementation process is underway, with an extremely demanding schedule.

With the software’s implementation, the Municipality will be capable of monitoring, planning, executing and evaluating the operation and maintenance of its infrastructures, introducing a real-time management model built on effective knowledge and connected to a more motivated team.

This is a real example on how community support measures – POSEUR type – are bringing valuable results to our cities and, in turn, to all citizens.

NAVIA in the water supply in the Costa Brava.

ABASTEM, responsible for the water supply to 28 municipalities of the Costa Brava, distributed along more than 200 km of coast in the region of Catalonia is the latest system to adopt the NAVIA as a solution for the management and maintenance of the entire operation.

Physically, the Costa Brava upstream supply system consists of three dislocated operational centers, in which individual teams operate each infrastructure individually.

It is through NAVIA that the entire operation runs on a single platform, where, in a decentralized way, the different teams share objectives, responsibilities, knowledge, data and tasks. Everything is simple, transparent and in real time.