Yorkshire Water selects OSIsoft’s PI System for water management

UK-based water and wastewater utility Yorkshire Water, has selected OSIsoft's PI System as its real-time data and event infrastructure for clean water and wastewater management.

The company serves more than 4.7m people and 130,000 businesses in north-east England through 700 water and sewage treatment works, 120 reservoirs, and 99,779km of water and sewage mains.

OSIsoft's PI System will provide the water utility with a real-time data infrastructure that can collect information from devices and systems from over 40 different vendors across its network.

The utility will be able to manage and deliver water safely and efficiently using the reliable, accurate and secure data collected from the PI System.

Yorkshire Water will use both the real-time and historical data provided by the PI System to handle different facets of water management that includes controlling water leakage, reducing combined sewer overflows, reducing energy costs and improving bathing water quality.

The PI System will provide information to the utility's employees whether they are in the field or at the office. Yorkshire Water Telemetry Information team manager Nick Hook said the utility requires new technology to work effectively.

"We may not know these future requirements but the PI System enables us to make key decisions based on good quality Telemetry data from our instrumentation," Hook added.

OSIsoft Global Water industry principal Gary Wong said the partnership will increase Yorkshire Water's position as a fully-integrated and sustainable real-time water utility.

"Yorkshire Water's visionary leadership and success in using the PI System provides a great opportunity to further advance the state of the art in the water industry," Wong added.