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Achieving Drink from Tap 24×7 Water Supply System for Emerging Economies 

Geoinfo Services improving water availability and quality for the city of Ayodhya

Sustainability Challenge

Climate Action & Land and Water Resources

A satellite image shows a map of a city with colored lines indicating water network.

Story Highlights

Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SDG Goal 6 clean water and sanitation.

SDG Goal 7 affordable and clean energy.

SDG Goal 11 sustainable cities and communities.

Utilized Software

OpenFlows HAMMER, OpenFlows WaterGEMS, OpenFlows WaterSight




Geoinfo Services

The ancient city of Ayodhya is one of the seven holiest cities in India for Hindus, yet it lacked regular access to clean water due to a gravity-based water system with significant leaks, resulting on non-revenue water approaching 50%, and pipes that took too long to fill. To reduce the amount of energy that a replacement water system would require, as well as its corresponding 347 tons of annual carbon emissions, Geoinfo Services wanted to install efficient variable frequency drive pumps that work at different speeds depending on demand and water pressure. To incorporate the innovative new technology, they used OpenFlows to model the entire water system and undertake hydraulic analysis that optimized the design. The digital twin will help establish a monitoring system that will provide real-time information about the state of the system. Improving water availability and quality will greatly improve the health of residents and reduce conflicts over water scarcity. Additionally, the new, more efficient network reduces costs associated with lost water, efficient system reduces the amount of carbon emissions that would be produced by a conventional water system.