Smart water technology for leakage detection: feedback of large-scale experimentation

  • Elias FarahEmail author
  • Isam Shahrour


Recent advances in intelligent water meter technology have improved the quantitative monitoring in water supply and distribution systems. Smart meters using automated meter reading (AMR) technology allow water utilities to: (a) provide clear consumption patterns which can help customers to track and control their water usage and (b) improve active leakage targeting and leak detection capability. This paper presents a feedback about the use of AMR system to detect leakage in a large-scale experimentation, which is conducted at the Scientific Campus of the University of Lille, which stands for a small town of 25,000 users. This paper presents the demonstration site as well as its monitoring using AMR technology and how this technology allowed a rapid detection of water leakage.


Water Automated meter reading Leakage detection Balance Minimum night flow 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Génie Civil et géo-Environnement (LGCgE)Université de LilleVilleneuve d’AscqFrance
  2. 2.School of Civil EngineeringTongji UniversityShanghaiChina

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