Paradigm identified a seasonal variation in this DMA with the early summer demand increase as well as Ramadan impact. The three allotments highlighted were previously unidentified and after investigation, could well be causing a lot of the seasonal variation. Several private leaks were also located on the back of the analysis. This DMA has had a stubborn night flow for a long time and this work has helped to suggest why and find some of the unaccounted-for water here.
With many complex customers and more frequent company wide demand events, it is often difficult to track exactly where all the water in distribution networks is going. This makes day to day business activities increasingly challenging, even for experienced practitioners. Including, deciding how much water to produce, managing the movement water around networks, and separating leakage from demand.