System of Automation for Vision of Energy and WATER: SAVE WATER

About of project:

Project Period: 22.07.2015 – 20.02.2020

Budget: € 595,268.69; EU contribution – € 476,036.37

Implementing Agency: Čavusy District Executive Committee, "Žylkamhas" Čavusy Unitary Municipal Enterprise, "ENDO" Mahilioŭ Environmental Non-Governmental Organization

Location: Čavusy District, Mahilioŭ Region


The Čavusy authorities actively work on energy saving and environmental protection issues. In spring 2014, the town became the eighth Belarusian settlement to accede to the Covenant of Mayors and undertake a number of commitments.  In particular, by 2020, carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced there by 20%, energy consumption by 20%; the share of renewable energy utilization will be increased by 20%. The SAVEWATER Project will offer a great opportunity for the city to fulfill the key elements of the Covenant.

Goals and Objectives:

– introduce the region-specific Smart System of Monitoring and Management of Water, Heat and Power Supply of Čavusy District Consumers, providing for enhanced quality and reliability of utility services, and saving fuel, energy and water,

- analyze the operation of water supply, district heating systems, sewage treatment facilities, and the equipment of Čavusy Žylkamhas;

- raise local residents’ awareness of state-of-the-art energy/fuel and water saving methods.

Intermediate Outcomes:

An energy audit of the regional utility facilities was carried out in spring 2016. The findings will help introduce a Smart System – a technology that would automatically collect data about power, heat, gas consumption and water temperature from meters and then transfer these data to the municipal enterprise computer system for analysis, problem solving and settlements with consumers.

The Water and Energy Community Information Center will open in the second half of 2016. Any resident – from a schoolchild to a pensioner – will be able to find out how to save energy, water and electricity. A simple program developed under the Project would help to make independent energy and water use calculations and model various heat saving options. Such 'calculators' will be posted at the Čavusy Žylkamhas website for general access. Owing to the innovative technology under the Project, in 2017, water losses and consumption will be reduced by 8% per annum; heat and power consumption – by 2.9% as compared to the 2017 consumption rates. At the same time, wastewater treatment will become twice as efficient, while CO2 emissions will drop by 2.8%.