Gallery InteliPipes  1
Gallery InteliPipes  1
January 2021
Headquarters Montreal, QC H3B 1X8, Canada

InteliPipes - InteliPipes is an AI-powered tool for smart water management, that helps municipalities identify at-risk water main pipes before they break.

In many cities around the world, drinking water and wastewater infrastructure was built between the 1940s and 1970s, meaning that a significant percentage of these assets is close to or has already reached the end of its useful life. Water infrastructures are crumbling and in need of replacement and repair, especially today with climate change causing significant temperature and drought variations, putting additional strain on these infrastructures. CANN forecast developed InteliPipes, a tool which enables the identification of vulnerable pipes within a city's water distribution system in order to make proactive decisions concerning the rehabilitation of water main pipes. These tools were developed using artificial intelligence models that rely on available data to provide useful insights to decision makers to help municipalities decide which water main pipes should be replaced in order to limit water loss.

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Key features

  • Up to 12x more accurate than the age-based models.
  • InteliPipes provides a 12% prevention rate, the City of Montreal will be able to prevent 108 breaks/year
  • 14,000 cubic meters of water saved every year, per 100Km of network
  • Average energy saved: 8,680 kWh/year, per 100Km of network


  • Emergency repair savings: USD$ 54,000/year, per 100Km of network
  • Indirect savings due to the consequences of water main breaks: On average, USD$ 216,000/year, per 100Km of network

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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North america


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