Water supply, Borehole, Protected Springs, and Shallow Well Drilling

Water supply comprises of water harvesting/abstraction, treatment and distribution for such uses as domestic consumption, animal use, industrial use and for irrigation-delivery of additional required water for proper plant growth, at all times

We focus on achieving both water and energy efficiency by undertaking optimal design of systems using proven design principles and criteria with the aid of technological packages suited for the purpose at hand. In the same spirit, our implementation plans focus on delivering quality workmanship

In  undertaking design of solar powered water supply systems, our pipeline design studies take into detailed consideration of delivery capacity required, working pressure, required surge protection, air release and vacuum, allowable loss of head, pipe grade, location, soil conditions, trench bedding, depth of cover, pressure testing characteristics of water, undertaking of bathymetric studies, geotechnical studies, topographic surveys, undertaking hydrologic analyses, undertaking of water distribution simulations using software such as EPANET or WATERGEMS, and working with AutoCAD and GIS software to generate technical drawings/images and construction materials selection and testing. Our team thereafter undertakes financial analysis using such techniques as net present value, dynamic prime cost and rate of return of designed systems to assess their viability as well as set out operational parameters. This process is thereafter used to guide the design of tailor-made sound business models and plans for each system designed

We offer and implement a diversity of technical solutions in water supply, including but not limited to:

  • Undertaking feasibility study, design, and construction of piped water supply systems
  • Design and installation of solar powered water supply systems
  • Construction and rehabilitation of protected springs
  • Undertaking hydrogeological surveys, siting, and drilling of boreholes, shallow wells, and production wells. We also undertake test pumping, permitting, motorization, and water sensor installations for boreholes  
  • Rehabilitation and decontamination of aging wells
  • Water quality testing, analysis and monitoring
  • Active leakage detection on distribution pipes, water audits, and NRW/water loss management
  • Installation and maintenance of water property and water quality instrumentation
  • Water infrastructure rehabilitation and optimal replacement
  • Installation of reservoir tanks (elevated tank towers) and various types of tank stands
  • Undertaking high billing investigations, meter tampering, faulty meters, etc
  • Laying of pipe extension mains, as well as pipe relocations and pipeline rehabilitation
  • Installation of fixtures as fire hydrants, service valves, air valves, butterfly valves, gate valves
  • Undertaking of electromechanical works at pump houses and high lift pumping stations
  • Undertaking pipeline repair and rehabilitations using state-of-the-art rehabilitation techniques. This is necessary to reduce the amount of leakage on aging and deteriorating pipes, and to stabilize water supply. We also prepare emergency response plans for pipe failures
  • Pump service and maintenance
  • Rehabilitation of underwater lines as well as the use of trenchless pipe laying and rehabilitation techniques (Rehabilitation of pipelines with no dig technologies)

We also supply the following products and accessories related to water supply:

  • Supply of surface and submersible water pumps (Both electric and solar powered)
  • Supply of water testing kits and reagents
  • Supply of borehole and hand pump spare parts, and drilling accessories 
  • Supply of solar water pumping equipment and accessories i.e. solar PV modules/solar panels, solar charge controllers, inverters, batteries, wind turbine mini grids, solar mini grids, armoured cables, solar street lighting solutions, solar panel mounts, MPPT regulators, etc
  • Supply of water distribution system fittings e.g. water taps, gate valves, check valves, pressure reducing valves, water meters, irrigation meters, leak detectors, water detectors, etc
  • Supply of smart metering solutions e.g. prepaid water meters, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and automated meter reading (AMR). These industry leading technologies enable leak detection, remote shutoff, and automated billing
  • Power back systems as generator sets (Automatic standby generators, both petrol and diesel engines)
  • Supply and installation of all types of electro mechanical components
  • Supply and installation of HVAC equipment i.e. boiler units, pumps, heat exchangers, pressure reducing equipment, compressors, etc
  • Supply and installation of wind turbines
  • Supply of mine dewatering pumps, centrifugal pumps, water pressure booster pumps, water pumps, sewage pumps, etc
  • Supply of all types of water conveyance pipes i.e. HDPE pipes, PPR pipes, PE pipes, uPVC pipes,  G.I pipes, etc
  • Supply of geophones, ground penetrating radars, and acoustic leak detectors
  • Assessment of non functional water facilities and assessment of the magnitude of damage 
Prepaid smart water meters

These are a revolutionary intervention, for rental, and industrial applications to enable utilities, estates, property owners, and water boards avoid water bill arrears. These smart systems are preloaded with tokens purchased using mobile money or online payment system. The meter remotely cuts off water supply when the tokens are depleted, and restores water supply once recharged.

This minimizes the need for door-to-door meter reading and water bill collection, greatly reducing management costs. They enable early tracking and identification of meter tampering through daily consumption uploads, identifying leakages through monitoring inactive user hours, etc

Borehole and production well drilling

We understand that variable geologic conditions are often encountered. We undertake careful lithologic, geophysical, water quality and aquifer performance data collection programs, thus able to produce appropriate well designs. In cases of complex basements and hard rock formations, our technical experts deploy the most appropriate drilling technology to have the work accomplished.

We have has a proven track record in our ability to determine in the field the most suitable design that provides a sand-free, high performing aquifer well and that provides a productive aquifer well with exceptional water quality and minimal sand and silt content

We have a proven track record in our ability to determine in the field the most suitable design that provides a sand-free, high performing aquifer well and that provides a productive aquifer well with exceptional water quality and minimal sand and silt content. We have also implemented numerous innovative solutions to develop and enhance the performance of newly constructed wells and to rehabilitate existing and aging wells.

By combining an unequalled knowledge and stewardship of your water resource needs with a commitment to the sustainability of the client-service provider relationship, Hydro Concepts (U) Ltd ensures that our solutions are in your best interest

Hydro Concepts (U) Ltd is active in designing and implementation of water supply systems, undertaking specialized aspects of water supply of: Water loss control and management where we undertake;

Water Meter Management
  • Meter selection, testing, and auditing

  • Installation and management of prepaid meters

  • Sub-metering in case of multiple users on one master meter  i.e. for rentals and plazas including development and management of their billing systems

Asset Management

Our technical experts carefully study your water supply system with regards to water supply pressures, distribution pipe specifications, water quality and all system components, and guide you on the right infrastructure to use, with an overall aim of driving operational efficiency. We thus provide you with project lifecycle solutions to maximize asset values, from feasibility studies through to decommissioning. This enables you optimize operations and maximize plant asset values throughout the lifecycle of the facilities

We also undertake detailed mapping of water asset infrastructure, setting up of GIS databases, surveying and updating of water asset maps for utilities. We undertake Condition-Driven Asset Management (CDAM), a best practice that entails a tiered approach to condition assessment incorporating an asset management desktop model, pipeline inspection, and permanent monitoring (for critical assets), thus saving utilities millions in unnecessary pipe replacements.

The amount of inspection is driven by the pipeline criticality. This approach mitigates failure risks while optimizing the use of precious capital. We deploy non-invasive, acoustic condition assessment as a key element of our CDAM programs. This augments master planning, and determination of the structural integrity of pipe segments and accurately pinpointing leaks, all without breaking ground or disrupting service. Our asset condition assessments on various facilities as water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, and lift station inspections detail the physical condition, useful life, and estimated replacement cost of each asset.

We create living master plans based on meaningful capacity analyses, regulatory analyses, condition assessments, and asset inventories that are the foundation of capital improvement program (CIP) planning and asset management We support our clients to evaluate, rehabilitate, and design improvements to their gravity sewer, force main, and pumping systems to get the most out of existing assets and optimize their systems. Our services include hydraulic modelling; sewer system evaluation surveys; condition assessments; and in addition to the planning, design, and permitting of improvements.

Our utility master planning experts understand the technical and financial challenges of providing sustainable, cost-effective infrastructure. Our wastewater services include integrated master planning, asset management, capital improvement planning, financial planning, and rate studies. We provide utilities with unique insights into the health of the distribution system and aging infrastructure 

Pressure Management Systems

In water supply systems experiencing high pressures, we undertake the process of identification of high pressure zones, size, install and offer sustainable pressure management solutions aimed at ensuring reduction in occurrence of bursts, reduction in flow rates of leakages and aversion of new leakages and bursts from occurringring

Monitoring pressure in distribution systems

Pressure management in pipe networks is fundamental to providing safe drinking water. The loss of pressure can allow groundwater to contaminate the distribution system through pathogen entry. Fluctuations in pressure can affect the physical integrity of pipes. Surges in pressure have been known to create additional leaks, main breaks and/or dramatically reduce infrastructure life.

Pressure management can also save money. Accurate pressure data allows system operators to reduce leakage volumes, energy costs, system maintenance costs, customer complaints, and water quality problems. We provide simple and cost-effective technologies to continuously monitor pressure in potable water distribution systems. Our pressure sensor, typically installed one per DMA, reports at user-defined intervals via cellular service, helping to identify potential infrastructure failures related to pressure fluctuations that would have led to significant repair costs

Smart Underground Leakage Detection (NRW Equipment)

We have high precision instruments that can be used to detect and locate leakages on underground water transmission pipes. Our smart water leak detectors are highly accurate and sensitive, and as such suited for water leak surveying on plastic pipes. Our equipment digitally locates the leaks on underground pipes, thus enabling utilities to reduce NRW.

These systems can detect leaks in pipes buried up to a depth of 1 metre, and are highly sensitive, reliable, accurate, and fast. We deploy accurate, fast, smart, and professional water leak detectors for water leak surveying on plastic pipes like HDPE, PVC, and PE pipes

Non-Revenue Water (NRW) and Water Loss Management

Water is a fundamental human need, for “water is life.” To ensure that access to safe clean water is brought close to the people, governments and other actors invest in water supply systems (abstraction, treatment, pumping and distribution). These systems’ primary objective is to deliver all the water pumped into the distribution network to the end-user (consumer)

However, it is important to note, like in all systems, there are losses along the pumping-storage-distribution networks. Specifically for water supply systems, the collective name given to these losses is known as Non-Revenue Water

Non-Revenue Water (NRW) is defined as the difference in quantities of water pumped or introduced into the water distribution systems (case of gravity sources) with the sum of all the water registered by all consumer water meters supplied by that water supply system or all the water billed for that particular month

NRW is in other words that quantity of water from which economic benefit is not derived

Under our NRW and water loss management solutions, we offer multipronged solutions to address these shortcomings. We deploy high-end NRW equipment and water leak detectors, to accurately detect leaks on any underground water transmission pipes, thus enabling utilities keep leakage volumes to levels that are acceptable and economically viable (Affordable losses)

We offer technical consultancy aimed to address network losses, leakage detection, network leakage monitoring, billing abnormalities, and water meter management. We offer a complete water loss management plan that involves 4 stages. Firstly, we undertake thorough water audits to ascertain the nature of non-revenue water loss. Secondly, we undertake active location and repair of leaks on water mains and primary distribution pipes.

Thirdly, we offer technical advisory on pressure management (based on determination of key locations in the water distribution system that are subject to excessive applied pressure and hence subject to potentially higher levels of leakage, hence advise on installation of pressure reducing valves at such points).

Finally, our water audit reports inform infrastructure management such as repair, replacement of water mains, and pumping stations, if very prone to breaks and leaks, and in case such replacement enables cost effective performance of the entire system We also implement such methods as District Metering Areas (DMAs) planning for easy monitoring and tracking of NRW owing to easy analysis of a particular command area, point of leak detection systems, to accurately locate and repair leaks.

We deploy non-destructive testing (NDT) technologies to easily locate leakages and bursts on water transmission pipelines such as ground penetrating radars, sonar, and acoustic leak detectors, enabling utilities to reduce NRW to economic leakage levels, generally below 15%. Our interventions enable utilities effectively identify non revenue water and devise opportunities to recover uncaptured revenue

Water safety plans

As a mandatory requirement by the WHO, water systems meant for communities, health centres, schools MUST incorporate water safety plans. This water quality monitoring requirement believes that “The most effective means of consistently ensuring the safety of a drinking-water supply is through the use of a comprehensive risk assessment and risk management approaches that encompass all steps in water supply from catchment to consumer”. This approach was based on scientific studies that showed that traditional water quality monitoring often produces results which are too little and too late

  • Too little because so few samples are taken compared to the amount of water produced

  • Too late because usually by the time the results are available, the water has been supplied and may have been consumed

As such, all sections of the water supply plant from water abstraction, treatment, distribution, to the consumer, MUST be critically analyzed to foresee likely risks that may compromise the quality of water at each point. These are then graded in terms of magnitude and likelihood of occurrence, and respective mitigation measures that can be implemented to maintain the quality of water, and monitoring guidelines

In order to guarantee sustainability of the quality of water, it is important to draw up a water safety plan, strictly monitor its implementation, routinely review and update it

A water safety plan entails compilation of a robust assessment of the likely risks that can compromise the microbial, chemical and physical quality of water, resultantly likely to cause public health concerns from catchment to the consumer chain

Because water supply systems vary greatly from each other in terms of characteristics such as catchment source, types and condition of assets, size, among other aspects, it is important that a specific water safety plan is prepared for each water supply system

We offer technical support to clients in development of tailor made water safety plans, to guarantee the sustainability of the quality of water. We enable you to identify, prioritize risks, and ensure appropriate control measures are in place to reduce these risks to an acceptable level

Energy efficiency in water supply systems where we undertake

We undertake energy audits and offer advisory services

Swimming Pools

Do you plan to construct a swimming pool for your home, hotel, institution, recreation facility, or leisure park? Do you need it indoor, or outdoor, public, or in your backyard?

We are expert in designing and delivering for your a modern state of the art swimming pool that exceeds your expectations, at unbeatable prices

We design and construct all sizes of swimming pools, from Olympic size swimming pools. We also add special high-tech and beautiful features that give you thrilling and amazing experiences, with a relaxing touch, such as sheer waterfalls, water fountains, whirlpools, jet massage, or thermal water pool (hydro massage). All these elegant relaxing elements give you exclusive bathing and fun experiences! We construct all these facilities, including spas, Jacuzzis, steam baths and sauna

Additionally, we provide swimming pool products and services aimed at maintaining water quality, combatting algal growth, correcting iron levels, and reduction of lime scale in your swimming pool

Water Treatment Services (Raw Water and Process Water Treatment Plants)

Access to clean, fresh water is fundamental to life and well-being. It is therefore of fundamental importance that water meant for drinking and process water be treated to acceptable water quality standards, through various water filtration and purification technologies/systems to help remove salt, chlorine, bacteria, and other contaminants as well as odours, unpleasant tastes, and hardness from water

We offer a number of water treatment technologies, ranging from simple to high-end treatment, filtration, and purification systems, suited for homes, institutions, and bottling plants. Our modern, high quality technologies range from bulk treatment for communal water points, as well as filtration systems for homes. These include but not limited to

  • Water filters

  • Filter cartridges 

  • Ceramic and UV water filters, reverse osmosis (RO) systems and point of use filtration technologies

  • Disinfection and chlorination systems

  • High end purification systems

  • Chlorine dispensers

  • Ozonation systems (Ozone generators)

  • Air stripping systems (To help remove iron)

  • Point of use ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems

  • Slow and rapid sand filters (Bio sand filters)

  • Desalination systems for salty water/seawater and brackish water

  • Addressing water quality issues i.e. colour, hardness, odour, taste, and turbidity. This calls for water softening among other treatment options

  • Design and construction of raw water treatment plants and chlorine dosing systems

  • Water quality sampling, testing and analysis

  • Descaling services (and supply of boiler scale removal chemicals)

We supply the following water treatment and quality related items and equipment:

  • Water softeners (To address hard water)

  • Supply of water ATMs (automatic water vending machines). These RO enabled systems supply purified water to communities, institutions, and busy commercial areas. They dispatch filtered water by accepting coins and card swipe, enabling the public access to highly purified drinking water 24/7

  • Reverse osmosis filters and filter cartridges

  • Portable water quality testing kits

  • Water quality testing reagents

  • Water quality meters ie pH, turbidity, TDS, E-coli meters for cost effective water quality testing

  • Water disinfection reagents i.e. sodium hypochlorite, chlorine, etc

  • Anti scalants (descaling powders), filter bags, water test strips, etc.

  • Desalination systems, UF membranes for process water, ozone generators, automatic vending machines (water dispensers)

  • Water bottling and process water equipment and machinery i.e. injection moulding (water bottle moulding) machines, filling machines, labelling machines, blowing machines, shrink wrapping machines, batch coding machines, etc

Our team of experienced water treatment specialists guide you with system design and product selection needed to efficiently treat your raw or process water. Our experts provide professional consultation and support at every step of the process of the water treatment system design and implementation

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