Pipeline network

    Always fresh – Despite the long journey

    Drinking water is supplied to the association members of the Landeswasserversorgung through a pipeline network that is around 775 kilometres long. The long-distance pipeline network is divided into four main pipes of diameter up to 1.50 metres and numerous feeder pipes of diameter up to 0.70 metres. The pipeline network allows a maximum flow capacity of around 5,200 litres per second or approx. 450,000 cubic metres per day.
    The 33 water containers with a storage volume of approx. 400,000 cubic metres are an important part of the long-distance pipeline network. First and foremost, they serve to ensure supply and operational reliability. They balance out delivery fluctuations, allow economical plant operation, and thus improve the performance of the drinking water supply in the supply area of the Landeswasserversorgung.

    Facts and figures

    Pipeline network

    332,0km Main pipes
    359,2km Feeder pipes
    15,5km Connecting pipes
    67,3km Pipes in the collection areas
    1,9km Free-flow tunnel (Osterbuch)


    Containers Storage volume

    31.220m³ Waterworks
    358.775m³ Long-distance pipeline network  

    Plenty of power –
    Large pumps provide the
    necessary energy to
    bring the drinking water
    over the Swabian Alb
    region to the customers.

    Bildbeschreibung: Blick in den Pumpenkeller des Förderwerks Langenau. Zu sehen sind die druckseitig von den Pumpen abgehenden Leitungen.

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