Xylem partners with Italy’s Publiacqua to support sustainable water

Xylem has entered into an agreement with Italian water utility Publiacqua in Tuscany to ensure a more efficient and reliable water supply.

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Tuscan landscape - Image © ronnybas - Adobe Stock.

Under a three-year contract, Xylem will strengthen the resilience and operational efficiency of the Medio Valdarno area’s water infrastructure by leveraging cutting-edge technologies including meter data analytics, real-time leak detection modules, and predictive maintenance tools. These solutions will enable the region to respond proactively to varying water demands and environmental challenges, such as drought.

By transforming water management into an intelligent, responsive, and sustainable operation, this partnership aims to revolutionize the region’s water supply system from source to tap. At the core of the transformation is Xylem Vue powered by GoAigua, a software and analytics platform that streamlines utility data and simplifies the operation and management of water and wastewater services.

With the advanced data analytics and applications, Publiacqua's operators and managers can proactively identify and address potential pipe failures, allowing for timely maintenance before critical issues arise. This prevents costly disruptions and optimizes maintenance schedules, reducing expenses and enhancing the overall efficiency of the water network. These actionable insights are key to transforming water data into effective, real-time responses, thereby safeguarding the water supply and bolstering the sustainability of the entire network.

"This initiative signifies more than just technological advancement; it impacts real lives. Given the urgency of climate change, water sustainability is no longer a luxury but a necessity," said Hayati Yarkadas, senior vice president and president, Europe, Water Infrastructure and Global Services at Xylem. “Our partnership sets a global example for tackling water challenges head-on. Together with Publiacqua, we aim to pave the way for a water-smart Italy."