MAPS Solutions in Water and Wastewater


Whether the application is purification, distribution or waste water treatment, MAPS  is the ideal platform within this industry.

MAPS Solutions in Water and Wastewater

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Water management is becoming increasingly complex and demands an urgent review to ensure sustainable service delivery and contribution to economic growth to meet present and future needs. MAPS  is ideally suited to the Water and Waste Water Industries and is  trusted by many utilities, mines and municipalities (local authorities) to safely run these valuable and strategic assets. The MAPS  architecture and openness offers water and waste water customers a unique capability of not only traditional SCADA/HMI functionality but the ability to integrate all aspects of their operations.

Whether the application is purification, distribution or waste water treatment MAPS  is the ideal platform for this industry. By adopting a more holistic approach to operations management significant savings and operational efficiencies can be realised. And in an industry that manages such a precious resource MAPS  is uniquely placed to ensure MAPS a superior quality of supply in all aspects of the operations and management of these facilities.

Capabilities and Benefits:

•    Process visualisation
•    Process events and alarming management
•    Quality management
•    Historical data logging and trending
•    Process Improvement
•    Reporting and Analysis
•    Integration into business applications

UMGENI Water Coastal Inland

Umgeni Water, a state-owned entity, is one of Africa’s most successful organizations involved in water management, and is the largest supplier of bulk potable water in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The organization was established in 1974, and has grown over the years to become an entity of strategic importance in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal and indeed South Africa. Umgeni Water has six municipal customers, namely eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, Ilembe District Municipality, Sisonke District Municipality, Umgungundlovu District Municipality, UGU District Municipality and Msunduzi Local Municipality. The organisation currently supplies 426 million cubic meters of potable water to its six municipal customers.

UGU District Municipality

UGU District Municipality is one of ten district municipalities in KwaZulu Natal, located at the most southern tip of the province’s coastline, covering 112 km of Indian Ocean. It is bordered by the Eastern Cape Province to the south, Indian Ocean to the east, Sisonke and UMgungundlovu to the west and eThekwini to the north. It is comprised of six local municipalities which are Ezinqoleni, Umuziwabantu, Hibiscus Coast, Umdoni, Umzumbe and Vulamehlo. According to the statistics South Africa, the District Municipality DC 21 is 5866 km in extent.


Mhlathuze Water is one of the leading water utilities in South Africa today, providing a world-class service to its customers. The organisation’s commitment and focused direction in providing safe and dependable water services are indicative in its consistent success.

Based in KwaZulu Natal, Mhlathuze Water’s area of supply covers some 37,000km².stretching from the Thukela River in the south and up the east coast to the Mozambique and Swaziland borders, around Vryheid and back to the uThukela River. Within this region, Mhlathuze Water has built and operates an inter-basin transfer, major water treatment plants, an offshore waste water disposal pipeline and it operates treatment and sewerage plants on an agency basis for local municipalities.

Johannesburg Water

Johannesburg Water has been mandated the responsibility of providing water and sanitation to three million residents of the City of Johannesburg. Annual turnover exceeded R 1,6 billion. The entity stands firmly on a vision to become the leading water utility in South Africa and the mission to provide all people of Johannesburg with access to a quality water and sanitation services.

Johannesburg Water installed technologically advanced 32-bit, open automation MAPS  SCADA systems to meet it’s standard throughput demands. As suppliers of clean water and sanitation services to Johannesburg’s expanding commercial and residential customer-base – on behalf of the City of Johannesburg – Johannesburg Water elected to install the MAPS  SCADA at its six Waste Water Treatment Works and extensive reservoir network of 90 sites to optimise the city councils assets through cutting edge technology.

Siza Water

Situated on the South African coast, 40km North of Durban, Siza Water’s service area includes the coastal town of Ballito and the surrounding areas including Shakas Rock, Salt Rock, Sheffield Beach, Tinley Manor, Shakaskraal and Umhlali. The concession supplies water to a population of approximately 50,000 through either direct household connections or standpipes, about half of the population are served by household connections and all of these are connected to the wastewater system.  The thirty year concession was signed in 1999 between Siza Water and the local Municipality now known as Ilembe District Municipality.

Wastewater is treated at one of Siza Water’s two wastewater treatment plants with the Fraser’s plant taking up to 12 Mld and Shakaskraal treating 2 Mld; a third plant is currently in the planning stage. These plants are fed via a wastewater network of 110 kilometers which has 20 pump stations.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is one of six Metropolitan (or Category A) municipalities in South Africa. It is located on the shores of Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape province, and comprises the city of Port Elizabeth, the nearby towns of Uitenhage and Despatch, and the surrounding rural area.

In an ongoing, ten year project with system’s integrator’s (SI’s) Spectrum communications, the Nelson Mandela- Metropolitan Municipality (NMMM) will rely to a greater extent on locally developed supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) – MAPS , for improved access, security and system redundancy to keep the delivery of water to the area on track.

Botswana Water Affairs

The department of Botswana water affairs is one of These departments  also consists of two divisions namely minerals affairs and energy affairs. Within the water sector, MMEWR has the overall  national responsibility for policy, planning, assessment, development, supply and protection of Botswana’s scarce water resources. Botswana Water Affairs have implemented local supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, Adroit Technologies, in one of the countries largest water and sanitation supply projects, Mogoditshane.

The Mogoditshane Water and Sanitation Supply Project utilises the MAPS  SCADA HMI as a stand alone system in the Departments water management process: monitoring reservoir levels, pump status, flow meters and line pressure to ensure water supply to the Gaborone area. Mogoditshane follows close on the heals of the countries largest water management project, North South Carrier, which boasts approximately 460km pipeline.

Amatola Water

Amatola Water, a state-owned, non-profit making business enterprise accountable to the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, was created jointly by national, provincial and local community stakeholders to serve as a multi- service, bulk water services provider.

The exponential growth of East London based Amatola Water’s radio telemetry system from 16 outstations under the previous dispensation to 96 today, meant that this state owned entity required a monitoring system that could meet its growing needs.  User friendliness was key – and the Amatola Water implemented an MAPS  supervisory control and data (SCADA) system to fulfill its objectives.

Bloem Water

Remote areas are managed from three different locations spread throughout the Central and Southern Free State. From the central office, Bloem Water maintains and monitors the mentioned sites that supply water to the greater Bloemfontein area and other municipalities in the Southern Free State. These sites are situated at Rustfontein Dam,60km east of Bloemfontein, Welbedacht Dam, approximately 130km south of Bloemfontein and Bethulie in the southern Free state.

The MAPS  SCADA monitors reservoir and dam levels and performs pump control remotely. Items that are monitored includes, amongst others, valve conditions and winding temperatures. The Rustfontein treatment plant is semi automated. Both the central and Rustfontein offices can monitor water quality and operate the various processes on the plant using the SCADA.

City of Cape Town Water

The MAPS  SCADA is installed at all nine of the City’s water treatment plants and two major pump stations. These installations range in capacity from 3 to 500 mega liters per day and supply water to the City of Cape Town and neighboring local authorities.

The UI is composed entirely of MAPS  graphics with some scripting to do with the screen functionality and on the engineering side. MAPS  is linked via a database to chemical reporting software that sits on an administrative machine.

The MAPS  SCADA monitors reservoir and dam levels and performs pump control remotely. Items that are monitored includes, amongst others, valve conditions and winding temperatures.

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