Aqua DNA is an intelligent Digital OneWater solution that collects live data and improves wastewater network performance using smart sensors and AI-powered predictive analytics to reduce risk and make a positive societal and environmental impact.
Aqua DNA seamlessly captures thousands of data points every second and analyzes them in real-time. Consistent, timely data enables Aqua DNA to recognize operational patterns and asset performance in the network, identifying conditions that lead to incidents earlier than ever before.
By introducing this innovative technology into the wastewater network, utility providers can understand how their systems perform in real-time, alerting operators to emerging incidents and avoiding damaging spills, floods, blockages and discharges, which are harmful to their customers and our environment.
Aqua DNA lowers the risk of community and environmental damage and increases safety and trust levels by empowering users to evade costly blockages, floods and spills and dangerous repair work.
Aqua DNA offers tiered levels of service, providing network insights to utility providers, centralizing data and pooling knowledge for a common purpose, extending the life of our wastewater networks.
Integrated, predictive insights
Aqua DNA connects operation assets and systems and supports utility providers in their transition from reactive to proactive ways of working.
Aqua DNA can help utilities lower emissions and improve their efficiencies, bringing them much closer to their net zero and carbon reduction targets.
Aqua DNA provides proactive insights from data-collecting sensors installed on existing assets.
- Agnostic platform that can work with the client’s existing sensors, data, and systems, and can accommodate third-party data
- Modular system for client customization
- AI-powered predictive analytics
- Location app manages the design, validation, survey, install, and snagging of any sensor on the wastewater network
- Combines hydraulic modeling and historical incident data to target hot spots
- Iterative long-term application
Protecting our communities
reduction in external flooding
reduction in sewer flooding
reduction in pollution events
reduction in blockages
“Working with Jacobs, we are the first in the world to be implementing this technology at this scale and with artificial intelligence being applied for full network system learning. We believe the work we’re doing is truly transformational and will deliver a step change in wastewater performance. We’ve achieved a significant improvement in performance. We’ve already detected and resolved over 1,600 operational issues and we’re on track to roll out the remainder of the 20,000 sensors and enhance telemetry at over 3,000 sites by Autumn 2022.”
Aqua DNA is continuously developing additional features.
Pump station enhanced analytics
Key mechanical and electrical asset predictive
Early identification of failure conditions for key assets and trigger pre-emptive component/work type specific intervention alerts
Cyclic well cleaning
Identify current and forecast siltation levels in pump station wet wells to produce an optimized cleaning plan that balances risk and cost
Dynamic data-driven sewer rehab
Identify locations and types of sewer rehabilitation work, automatically generated from sewer AI visualization analytics and optimize investment regimes
Sewer work package
Automatically generate optimized contractor work packages for a range of investment and intervention regimes
Automated AI spill control
Identify available volume envelopes for each sewer location and generate volumes at key points in real-time and forecast ahead
Key asset optimized
Optimize sewer performance in terms of spills, flooding, quality impact, flow calming and wastewater treatment works loading with predictive control envelopes
Receiving waters quality
Understand quality of flows through the network and in the receiving watercourse to determine likely impact if/when spills occur
Cyclic sewer cleaning
Have a data driven approach to cyclic cleaning and serviceability programs on the sewer network