Energy Saving Software for Drinking Water Supply  

Developed by Danish Water Project


A large Danish development project has invented a new system to ensure the quality of drinking water and gain energy savings in the water supply.


The project is one of the most significant projects within the Danish Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) development programme named "The Future of Drinking Water."

- "It is the largest development project in the history of Denmark in the area of drinking water. I am amazed that we have managed to bring together the most powerful players in terms of supply and expertise in this field. It enables us to face the challenges in the drinking water sector," says Project Manager Henrik Juul at VCS Denmark.

“The Future of Drinking Water” has a budget of EUR 2.14 million and is a collaborative project between the three major water companies in Denmark: Aarhus Water, HOFOR in Copenhagen and VCS Denmark in Odense, the consultancies Orbicon, Grontmij, Krüger, Alectia and Silhorko, and finally the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and the Department of Environmental Engineering, DTU.

Software saves energy and costs

In collaboration with the water companies and DTU, Orbicon is developing a software system which will ensure optimised well field procedures, taking into account water quality, energy efficiency and a minimised impact on the source.

- "We have made pilots already, and potentially the energy consumption can be reduced by 20 – 50 %. So there is a large potential for cost savings, while at the same time providing a more secure operation," says Omar Christian Thomsen, Head of Water Supply at Orbicon.

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