Embracing change yields
major savings for WaterOne

A willingness to change traditional thinking and methods of operation has resulted in annual energy cost savings of more than a million dollars a year – around 20 percent of the total annual energy bill – for Kansas water utility WaterOne.

Serving 400,000 people in Johnson County, near Kansas City, WaterOne draws raw water from the Kansas and Missouri Rivers and distributes a peak supply of 200 million gallons a day of treated water via more than 2,500 miles of piping spanning 270 square miles. 

Chuck Weber, WaterOne’s Superintendent of Operations, says that when Derceto approached him with a proposal on how Derceto’s Aquadapt could achieve significant operational efficiencies and deliver energy savings, a lower overall carbon footprint – as well as improving water quality – he was a little skeptical.

“I was taught one of the most important things in operating a water treatment plant is to keep the flow constant. But the Aquadapt solution delivers energy savings and other benefits by occasionally changing the flow. Also, in our industry energy saving has not been given a high priority. We tend to see the energy costs involved in maintaining a constant flow through the system as just a cost of business,” Chuck Weber says.

“But times are changing. Achieving the lowest possible carbon footprint, and delivering water to our customers in the most sustainable way possible is important. The possibility of doing that, while at the same time lowering our overall operating overhead, could not be ignored – even if it required challenging our traditional methods of operation.”

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FAQ

Q: What software comes with the Aquadapt system?

Oct 19 2010

A: Typically when you buy Aquadapt software you get the following:

  • Aquadapt realtime Solver running on its own computer(s) with interfaces to your SCADA system(s)
  • Aquadapt Historical Data Server with enough storage to last you decades
  • Operator interface screens, either embedded in the SCADA or in separate Windows
  • Manager interface screens running as an application or on Intranet pages
  • Offline version of Aquadapt Solver, useful for running "what-if" scenarios or looking at the impact changes may have, such as new pumps or changed electricity tariff structure, before they are installed or apply
  • Database server and front end tools for managing the Aquadapt system and its many files, for example the pump curve entry and modification tool
  • Data Cleaner - our proprietary data tool which makes sure telemetry data is verified and corrected before it is stored

And optionally the following:

  • Aquadapt Dashboard - our Intranet-based data visualization tool.
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