Capgemini works with Severn Trent to help tackle leakage

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The FTSE 100 company has started to use machine learning to help transform the way it approaches leaks.

Working with Capgemini in the UK, Midlands-based water company Severn Trent has created an advanced leakage detection model that uses data from its network to help identify, locate and manage leaks. The model forms part of an innovative programme of work that Severn Trent is undertaking to help reduce leakage, and it’s already seeing impressive early results – to find out more, read the full press release from Severn Trent or some of the media coverage in Utility Week and Verdict.

The company says that, in the areas the model has been used, time to find leaks has reduced by over half, engineers are able to pinpoint leaks more accurately, and overall the network in those pilot areas has seen a reduction in leakage of over 16%.

Amit Ghosh, Group Account Executive Energy and Utilities at Capgemini’s UK Business Unit, said: “The success of leakage detection programme demonstrates strong partnership ethos between Severn Trent and Capgemini. We brought our deep expertise in data science and analytics, and our pre-built analytical models, which combined with Severn Trent’s subject matter expertise in leakage operations enabled them to fast track the roll out of the solution. Severn Trent is a true innovator who believes in the power of data and we are taking our relationship to next level by helping them build a strong internal capability to deliver a truly insight driven business.”

Severn Trent is now looking to use advanced analytics across other areas of its business, to help solve some of the company’s other key challenges. “This new advanced capability allows us to explore possible outcomes that were not previously available to us – so we’re in a position where we can tackle leakage more effectively and more quickly for our customers, and improve their experience with us,” summed up Rob Ryder, Technology and Lab Data Manager at Severn Trent.

Visit our “Smart Leakage Management” page to find out more about Capgemini’s water leakage solutions.

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