Automation and remote control

Today, the entire plant operation can be monitored and controlled by only two responsible employees in the centre control room. With the continuously modernised central control, all plants on the pipeline network of the Landeswasserversorgung, from extraction plants to end containers, are now automated. The automation devices that are used control, regulate and monitor the processes in the plants and constantly transmit approx. 3,500 measurement values and the operating statuses of around 5,000 pumps, seals and facilities from the entire drinking water extraction, treatment and distribution operation to the central control room at Langenau waterworks and to the five area control rooms distributed across the supply network.

This highly complex control system with its almost 300 automation devices is one of the largest and most modern management systems of a German water supply company.

Facts and figures

Waterworks and pumping stations

50,5MW  Installed capacity
66,8Mio. kWh Power consumption

Power generation plants

6,4MW Installed capacity
16,4Mio. kWh Power generation

Annual figures 2021

Automatic and remotely
controlled – Treatment plants,
pipeline network and water
containers now largely control
themselves. They are monitored
by the control room at
Langenau waterworks.