WaterSight - Settings

Product(s): WaterSight
Version(s): 10.00.
Area: Documentation

Administration page to configure the general settings for the system (Digital Twin). It is divided into the following tabs:


Definition of the display units in WaterSight. 

Service Expectations

User defines the pressure requirements, and minimum admissible pump efficiency. The minimum pressure requirement will be used the identify all low pressure customers affected during operational events, while the minimum admissible pump efficiency will be used to identify the number of inefficient pumps that are displayed in the Home page.

Besides this, the user also defines the carbon footprint value as well as the percentage of energy coming from renewable sources. The carbon footprint value defined in the settings will be applied to the percentage of non-renewable sources in order to provide an estimation of the total emissions from running the pumps. The total emission is displayed in the Home page, in units of C02 per mass.


User defines the average water production cost and average water tariff that will be used to calculate the water losses costs (that are presented in the Home page as well as the Water Balance Chart page), and also the average energy cost that will be used to calculate the energy inefficiency costs (that is presented in the Home page). 

Coordinate Systems

To complete by the user with the EPSG codes related to:

  • Sensors - EPSG code related to the coordinates defined in the sensors administration
  • Customers - EPSG code related to the coordinates defined in the meters administration
  • Work orders - EPSG code related to the coordinates defined in the work orders administration

Whenever the EPSG code is changed or updated, the user needs to update again the information regarding sensors, meters or work orders (for example by uploading the configuration file again) so that the new coordinate system defined gets applied. 


Coordinates (in WGS84 system, EPSG 4326)  of the Digital Twin. These coordinates will be used to bring the weather conditions (including forecasts)  for that particular location into WaterSight as well as special days (see below for more information).


User can customize how patterns are computed in WaterSight by creating different group days. The default is a weekday pattern (that uses past days from Monday to Friday to calculate a pattern), a Saturday pattern (that uses only past Saturdays to calculate a pattern) and a Sunday pattern (that uses only past Sundays to calculate a pattern), as exemplified in Figure below.

The pattern group for any sensor or zone is then displayed on the right side panel of the sensor or zone graph.

Default Pattern - Weekday, Saturday and Sunday

Figure 1 - Default Pattern defined in the settings (above) and how gets displayed in WaterSight (below)

The default pattern can never be deleted, but the user can add as many patterns as needed by clicking in the Add button located above the table. See below for some examples:

Example 1 - All days the same

Figure 2 - Creating a pattern that groups all days will result in the same exact pattern for each day of the week.

Example 2 - Each day is different

Figure 3 - Creating a pattern that distinguishes each day will result in a pattern different for each day of the week. The bigger the difference in real data for each day of the week, the bigger the difference we will notice in the patterns for each day.

Some other use cases can be for example distinguishing between days with irrigation and days without irrigation. For example imagine that for a specific area irrigation occurs at each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. In that case we could setup a pattern like below:

After creating the patterns the user needs to assign them to the sensors and zones. This can be done through the sensor and zone page configuration. In the sensors and zones configuration page there is also a “None” pattern option. When defined, no pattern (grey bands) will be displayed in the sensor or zone graphs.

Special Days

Some special days such as national holydays or Christmas day have a very specifically and typical behavior that are very different from a normal week day. Now we can consider these special days when calculating patterns. By default a national holiday will be treated similar as a Sunday (as people do not work, national holidays tend to be more similar to Sundays than to a normal working week day). 

Click on the more (...) button located above the table to automatically add all the holydays for the given location of the digital twin. 

The user can still add more special days, apart from those automatically considered, by clicking in the add (+) button above the table.

Topic Visibility

For each role (user and admin) it is possible to define which modules or submenus of WaterSight will be available and which will be hidden. More information about managing users and roles can be find here

It is possible to hide specific home dashboard widgets, as well as any page/entries (menus and submenus). For example if there are no pumps in your system, you can just decide to hide the pumps section. Or you may want to hide the Water Balance pages as some important information is still missing or zones are not configured yet. 

For more information about WaterSight, please go to OpenFlows WaterSight TechNotes and FAQ's.