Aqualus Water Key Benefits
Designed from the ground up for
Smart Water Meter Data
Aqualus Water was developed from the ground-up in Australia with the specific purpose of providing a complete solution to the challenges of managing a fleet of smart meters.
Aqualus Water has been developed to handle the processes and analysis that are unique to the water utility sector and different from metering in other utilities.
Aqualus Water supports the processes of installing and maintaining a fleet of digital meters.
Managing a fleet of digital meters and AMR devices provides different challenges from a fleet of mechanical meters. Aqualus Water handles the collecting, processing and the quality assurance of installation records and asset data.
Further, Aqualus Water provides automation and data validation that provides the highest level of quality assurance and avoids costly in-field revisits and rework.
Aqualus Water is Optimised for Efficient Operation
Any manual operation, no matter how simple, can become overwhelming when there is a million water meters to manage.
Aqualus Water provides automation at every step of the system lifecycle; from installation to maintenance, operation and replacement.
The field installation tablet optimises the installation process and automatically stores data and QA records directly into Aqualus Water.
Aqualus Water’s data analysis system automatically identifies and flags leaks, high consumption, zero consumption and communications issues.
The Customer Portal automatically manages the process of end-user self-registration. While this may feature might be handled by the SAP Customer Portal, the core modules in Aqualus Water are available for re-use if needed.
Automatic Leak Detection
Aqualus Water’s leak-detection algorithms identify leaks in a customer’s property, and can automatically notify customers via letter, email or SMS according to the customer’s preferences, and the utility’s policies.
Automatic notification of leaks has a direct impact on water demand, as customers will fix leaks that would otherwise have gone unnoticed.
Aqualus Water also provides DMA mass-balance analysis to help identify network leaks, unmetered consumption and other sources of non revenue water.
Demand Management through changing behaviour
One of Aqualus Water’s strongest benefits is the way that sharing water consumption data with consumers in near real-time provides a closed-loop feedback mechanism that allows consumers to see what behaviours lead to high water consumption. This immediate feedback is the most effective way of permanently changing consumption demands, and Aqualus Water provides this as an automated feature that runs continuously, without manual effort required from the utility.
Software as a Service
Aqualus Water is provided as a Software-as-a-Service with hosting, maintenance, updates and upgrades included in the annual fee.
Aqualus Water undergoes continuous development and improvement and adapts to the quickly changing market in the smart water sector.
While Aqualus Water is designed to manage the entire lifecycle of the digital meter fleet, it also provides open APIs to provide integration with other critical business systems in the utility including asset management, identity management and billing systems for example.
Aqualus Water also supports all commonly used digital metering data standards in use in Australia and will continue to support new metering technologies as they are introduced, making Aqualus Water a future-proof MDM decision.
Safe and Secure
The Aqualus Water application is hosted and managed in Australia, and no data leaves the Australian jurisdiction. This would be similar for international utilities that data would be managed and stored locally.
Aqualus Water is architected from the ground-up with security in mind, and provides granular access control to protect the privacy and data of the utility and its customers.
Aqualus Water is subjected to expert, independent security analysis and penetration testing every year.
Made in Australia
Developed in Australia in conjunction with over a dozen Australian water utilities, Aqualus Water meets the uniquely Australian needs of water utilities.
This offers the opportunity to influence future development of the software.