Thanks to the project MoGREPo - "Modelling a Drinking Water Management System", CRP Henri Tudor has installed the first "made-to-measure" pilot system for the management of drinking water in Luxembourg, in the town of Wormeldange.
With its 2,600 inhabitants and its many vineyards, the town of Wormeldange faces the problem of regulating the level of its water basins while meeting the daily consumption limit imposed by the local water authority, the Syndicat Intercommunal pour la Distribution d’Eau dans la Région de l’Est (SIDERE), through implementation of the European Water Framework Directive. To meet this challenge, a new management system was developed by researchers at the CRP Henri Tudor with the support of the Ministry of Interior and the Greater Region, and has been installed on one of the town’s five drinking water basins.
Analysis and studies of water basins and real time consumption take into account variations in demand, as well as simulation tests that were done by researchers at the Centre before the final installation of the system. This installation represents a first step towards reaching the goal of the MoGREPo project: to set up an intelligent water distribution system, controlled by a computer and adapted to the specific needs of the requester.
All that remains now is to wait until the end of 2012 to find out whether the extension of the system to the town’s three major basins will have the desired effect on the management of drinking water in the commune.
There are already plans to apply this management system to all of the water basins in the commune of Wormeldange and to generalise the system to meet the needs of other communes. SIDERE has already expressed an interest in analysing the potential benefits that the system could have on its network.