Damages in wastewater and water supply networks
Globally, water loss amounts to 126 billion cubic meters per year. Twenty percent of this water is lost due to leakages.
Leaks in wastewater networks inflicts heavy environmental pollution. Every year, around 900 billion gallons of untreated sewage escapes aging wastewater systems in the U.S. alone.
Water main breaks can cost from $100 to more than $500.000. There are 240,000 water pipe breaks in the US alone every year.
Drinking water distribution network losses on average are 23% of water volume for Europe.
Old network with assets renewal only at ~1% rate. Updating the infrastructure will take decades and cost hundreds of billions of Euros.
Current practices are expensive and time consuming.
A multi-angle approach
Here’s a roadmap of our experiment to highlight the milestones from the initial phase to delivery and future updates.
Robot H/W and Development of Autonomous Navigation and Mapping
Development of the AI-based Data Analysis and UI SW Suite
Iterative Integration & Testing
Optimization of Integrated Components
Integration of a surface operating rover with a GPR antenna
Automatic detection of water pipes and leakages in the underground space
Modelling of the pipe material degradation