Sofiyska Voda (Sofia Water) presented several successful projects implemented in
2011 to reduce water losses during the International Conference on Water Loss Reduction in urban water supply systems.
“We have now decided to emphasize specific examples in order to show how we work on the program and what results we have achieved.
We have provided examples of its successful implementation in the residential quarters of Obelya, Mladost 3 and Orlandovtsi,” said Ivaylo Kaschiev, strategic and investment planning manager at Sofia Water.
The company presented its overall program for reduction of unaccounted-for water at the same forum last year. This year, for the first time, other Bulgarian water supply and sewage operators also presented their projects, although these were
on a smaller scale than Sofia Water. Atanas Paskalev, deputy chairman
of the Bulgarian Water Association, gave Sofia Water and France-based Veolia Water -- which is the majority shareholder in the Sofia utlity -- high marks for work on reducing non- revenue water.
Paskalev called Sofia Water the most advanced company in the Bulgarian water sector, noting that it has applied the International Water Association’s (IWA) approach for water loss reduction from the start.
“The methods used by Sofiyska Voda are related to pressure reduction, through proactive control, by detecting the location of the water losses and dealing with them, through rehabilitation and replacement of the water supply
network and through quick response in case of a leak and its removal,” he said.
The International Conference on Water Loss Reduction, organized by the Bulgarian Water Association, took place in Sofia from November 14-15,2011.
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