Atlas 360, the new control center for the Toulouse Métropole sanitation system
The new hypervision and remote control center for sewerage and rainwater networks and services in Toulouse Métropole, Hélas 360, was shut down on Monday 27 June.
Thanks to the instrumentation of the structures and the development of a suitable software solution, Aquadvanced, developed by the Suez teams, this hyper-connected center, which employs around twenty people, makes it possible to optimize the monitoring and operation of the whole infrastructure. An investment of 5.4 million euros, financed to the tune of 2.7 million euros by the Water Agency and co-constructed between the community and Asteo, a 100% subsidiary of the Suez group, delegate of the public sanitation service in Toulouse Métropole since January 1, 2020.
More than 2 million technical data every day
The objective is to have a real control tower for the sanitation and rainwater system on the scale of the 37 municipalities of the intermunicipal territory of Toulouse Métropole (796,000 inhabitants). A new step for the community, after the commissioning in the summer of 2021 of a first control center, also ultra-modern, dedicated to drinking water and carried out as part of another public service delegation, awarded to the Veolia group.
The Atlas 360 center brings together data from 17 wastewater treatment plants, 300 lifting stations and more than 400 sensors offered over all of the 2,563 km of wastewater networks and 2,200 km of water networks. rainwater in Toulouse Métropole. This data is aggregated with that of the intervention teams and the operation and maintenance services and with meteorological information. “In total, nearly 150,000 information sources are monitored 24/7. They generate more than 2 million technical data every day”says Juliette Diderot, manager of the Atlas 360 center.
A decision support tool
This data is centralized, weighted and analyzed continuously. The key: a more effective decision-making tool. “The real-time and delayed analysis of the different layers of information makes it possible to model operations and trends, to decelerate incidents more quickly and to anticipate problems”, explains Ugo Colonna d’Istria, CEO of Asteo. The heart of the device, equipped with control and visualization screens for networks, structures, but also alert points, will also serve as a crisis PC in the event of major difficulties.