United Utilities supplies water and waste water treatment services for 7 million people and 200,000 businesses in the North West of England every day. UU’s mission is to ensure that customers can rely on them for a great service and they are committed to providing services at a price customers can afford. UU recognized a need to improve the Production Planning functionality to leverage cost savings while managing the hydrological risks due to the UK’s variable weather. The previous system used to achieve this relied heavily on the experience and personal judgment of a few key employees. An appropriate analogy would be that of a pilot flying a plane with minimal instrumentation. Thus, UU decided to implement a fully integrated automatic system that makes use of the OSIsoft PI System as the data infrastructure and PI AF Server as the System Model. In this presentation Paul will share how using the PI System United Utilities “have moved from a pilot with a few instruments to a 747 pilot with a full range automatic monitoring and alarms and an auto pilot to assist.”"
PAUL VERDON is one of two Water Production Planning Managers at United Utilities. He leads a team of four
Production Planning Analysts responsible for the system optimization & planning of 2000ML/d Production across 88
water treatment works for UU’s 7 million customers. Verdon has worked for United Utilities for the last 12 years
within a number of operational roles including eight years in Water Resource & Demand Management and Modelling.
Previously he worked in the banking and finance sector for 12 years."