Rule based control of groundwater pumps
In the Ruhrgebiet in Germany groundwater levels are rising because of the cessation of mining.
Because of the rising groundwater levels, basements in homes get flooded. Unfortunately regulating ground water levels by regional pumping stations is expensive and energy consuming.
Inter Act has developed an analogue pumping control strategy with a minimum of power consumption. A monitoring network of groundwater is also connected to TeleControlNet. On basis of measured ground water levels ground water pumps that are spread over the problem area, are rule based controlled.