The solution exists today
In 2017, the French State co-funded with Altereo an R&D project that would assign failure risks to every component of a network, be it pipelines, service connections or others, with the help of Artificial Intelligence. This technology, named HpO®,received the French Grand Prize for Engineering in 2019.
HpO® facilitates the preparation of renewal programs
that ensures network replacement for the price
of a few dozen meters of pipelines.
It is high time to implement such a technology!
It is obvious, for responsible management
of public money and water resources