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Establishing a complete database of public drinking water and sewage utilities in Hungary
The purpose of the VIKKA project was to establish a complete, certified database of all Public drinking and sewage water utilities across Hungary. The project was commissioned by the Hungarian National Development Program Office and was a part of the Environment and Energy Operative Program. As part of the program’s goal to provide clean, liveable and sustainable communities across the country, it was clear that for this goal to be achievable, the at the time outdated and incomplete water utilities cadastre had to be both updated and modernized.
Countrywide GIS system enabling expert cooperation
The goal of the project was to establish a complete geographical information system that can provide for the traditional needs of water utility inventories to the sufficient level of detail required (number of objects, mechanical condition and position). Furthermore, the system had to be future ready for further applications that may be implemented for the purposes of sustainability. The results of the VIKKA project established a system that supports the work of, and communication between, all stakeholders involved in water utility decisions.
public road network surveying
waste water network surveying
water pipe network surveying
Complete integration of existing maps
Geodézia Zrt. over delivered on the project as compared to the 6.9 million water utility objects and 115 thousand kilometres of pipeline expected to be processed, we delivered 11 million objects and over a 130 thousand kilometres of pipeline mapping. Surpassing the project goals by 50% and by 14% respectively, making the project an outstanding return on investment. All of this was completed by digitizing existing maps and completing supplementary survey work as needed.
Clean drinking water and sewage access is now guaranteed for all communities in Hungary
In Hungary, even though currently all public drinking water utilities meet necessary standards to qualify as drinking water, in some cases, due to their environmental situation or the properties of the urban area, their continued quality cannot be guaranteed. Our surveying of all drinking water utilities and the subsequent creation of a GIS database enables decision makers to guarantee the quality level of the drinking water service of all communities, even in the face of changing environments. In both developing and developed the scarcity of drinking water a looming problem and our surveying services can help ensure that you have all the information you need to tackle such an important issue effectively.