Western Australia’s Water Corporation has awarded Envirosuite (ASX: EVS) a proof-of-concept project using its SeweX corrosion, odour and safety software solution.
Envirosuite’s SeweX solution is an advanced mathematical modelling tool that can detail and predict the physical, chemical and biological processes in sewers.
It has been designed to assist water utilities in safely managing biological processes occurring within their sewer networks, while enhancing health, safety and environmental performance and mitigating network disruptions, which can be costly.
Under the deal, WA’s principal water supplier has tasked Envirosuite with using its software to monitor the state’s sewer network.
It is expected Envirosuite’s SeweX will provide insights that reduce future costs of odour and corrosion management as well as improving efficient asset allocation and extend the network life.
Envirosuite anticipates the project will demonstrate the performance of SeweX in supporting proactive management of sewer networks.
This is Envirosuite’s first proof-of-concept study for its SeweX product, with the current addressable market estimated to be worth about $2.8 billion.
Envirosuite chief executive officer Jason Cooper said the company was “thrilled” to partner with the state-owned Water Corporation, which is committed to maintaining growth while taking action on climate change.
“Our water solutions help companies to monitor and manage their essential infrastructure and networks, while reducing the emissions impact on the environment and surrounding communities.”
He said projects such as this demonstrate the need for digital solutions in mitigating climate change.
“We believe that every major town in the world is a potential customer for SeweX and this is a step towards that vision,” Mr Cooper added.
Accountable to the WA Minister for Water, the Water Corporation is the state’s principal water supplier along with wastewater, drainage and bulk irrigation services.
The water utility services hundreds of thousands of homes, businesses and farms.
It provides more than 2 million people in WA with clean drinking water and takes away almost 450 million litres of wastewater a day.
Wastewater is treated at 113 plants across the state, with this deemed critical in ensuring liveability, sustainability and climate resilience.