SAP hydrates Christchurch City Council water management

Christchurch, New Zealand

SAP has announced that Christchurch City Council, New Zealand has implemented SAP S/4HANA to improve excess water demand management and better the long-term sustainability of its water supply.

The council implemented a second instance of S/4HANA to create a new excess water rate. The rate is said to help manage water demand and mitigate the risk of pressure drops in the council’s network over the summer and decrease funds needed to meet demand and improve the sustainability of its water supply.

Christchurch City Council supplies approximately 148,000 households with water. However, one of its biggest concerns was excess water usage, with extreme seasonal demand placed on its water supply network, particularly in the summer months.

SAP said the implementation helped the council reduce water consumption across households by 13 percent. It expects this figure to increase to approximately 20 percent over the coming year.

Leah Scales, general manager of resources and CFO, Christchurch City Council said: “Christchurch City Council is focused on driving sustainable outcomes for our district and meeting our climate change goals. In order to achieve them, we knew we needed a best-in-class solution, which is why we selected SAP.

“Through the implementation of SAP S/4HANA we have been able to effectively reduce demand on the water network and save on the cost of building and maintaining our wells, pumping stations, reservoirs, and other network infrastructure.”

Nick Quin, director of public sector, SAP New Zealand said: “At SAP, we believe technology has a critical role to play in helping the world run better and improving people’s lives and Christchurch City Council is a testament to this.

“Only by recording, reporting and acting on actual sustainability data can organizations deliver tangible sustainability outcomes. By using SAP S/4HANA, the council can drive meaningful long-term impact for its residents and create a more sustainable future for its people.”