Water is a scarce resource which has been increasing in price in recent years. Access to clean drinking water is predicted to become one of the fundamental issues facing the world this millennium.
In the past, attention was focussed on the supply side of water management, resulting in the building of dams and other large capital works, without much consideration being given as to whether the water supplied was being used efficiently. There is now a world – wide move to pay attention to the demand side of water management, where water demand management attempts to promote efficient water use throughout the water supply chain i.e. from the point of abstraction to the point of usage.
PPT Group of Companies can assist in all aspects of water management, ranging from decreasing purchases of water, to reducing unaccounted-for-water (UFW) levels. PPT Group of Companies staff have many years of practical experience in the industry and have made significant impact to many local authorities over the years.
PPT Group of Companies (in partnership with other credible organisations) has developed an innovative risk/reward methodology to assist local authorities (and other end users), who do not have funds available, to reduce their water losses and improve the service they provide to their consumers. Projects are structured to ensure sustainability of benefits by upgrading technical skills of local authority staff and involving the community in all aspects.
Water Demand Management is a strategy to use water more efficiently throughout the water supply chain i.e. from the point of water abstraction to the point of water usage.
PPT Group of Companies focuses its efforts primarily on water distribution systems where the level of leakage is related to the condition of the assets. By combining condition assessment of the water network, and active leakage control, a significant impact can be made. However, PPT Group of Companies offers a holistic service in this field, which includes all aspects of water demand management.
UFW is one of the major factors facing local authorities. It impacts negatively on local authorities in a number of ways, but ultimately it places the local authority under financial pressure. PPT Group of Companies practical approach focuses on the following aspects: