With this eight-year contract, Veolia is committed to bringing excellence to Greater Nîmes' water and sanitation service.
This new contract, which will start in January 2020, relates to the management of water and sanitation for the 261,000 inhabitants of Greater Nîmes.
Veolia will improve the efficiency of the water network to 82%, thanks to the installation of more than 2,500 connected objects that will more efficiently detect leaks. The digital "Hypervision 360" control system will use the data collected to optimize facility management and risk prevention. It will integrate real-time diagnostic tools paired with the latest-generation cameras, introduce smart water meters for 95% of subscribers within three years, integrate weather forecasts to manage the impact of rainfall in the Cevennes and prevent floods.
15 million cubic meters of water will be saved over the duration of the contract, equivalent to one year’s consumption.
New services and transparency
Citizen-consumers will be able to use their smartphones to access real-time information about their water consumption and receive alerts in the event of a problem. A new anaerobic digestion plant will produce biogas from sewage sludge; it will be directly used to run the city’s buses.
4 of the city’s inhabitants will sit on the board of directors of the company that will manage the service and will be involved in all budgetary and strategic decisions. Recruitments are planned to accompany the smart meter roll out.