BAGHDAD, Iran - For a long time, water scarcity and a high level of non-revenue water have been causing great challenges in the water sector in Iran.
In some areas, the loss of non-revenue water is up to 60 percent. However, political openness towards modern technology is giving Iran new-found possibilities to meet and solve these challenges, and the Iranian government has stated that they are aiming to reduce the entire country’s non-revenue water by bringing it down to about 15-17 per cent.
Capitalising on this, Danish technology company Kamstrup has signed a contract with Iranian company Iran Ensheab Co. to deliver two new pilot projects on smart metering.
The projects include intelligent water meters and a remote reading system. The signing took place at the Iranian ministry of Energy.
Per Trøjbo, SVP from Kamstrup, said: “We are convinced that remote reading and ultrasonic metering will be able to help solving some of the challenges in the Iranian water sector.”
Trøjbo added that in previous projects the technology has enabled non-revenue water to be halved by monitoring the network and detecting leakages and hopes for similar results in Iran.