VCS Denmark is the third largest water and wastewater utility in Denmark. We operate 6 waterworks, 14 wastewater treatment plants and 3400 km of water and wastewater pipeline network. VCS Denmark is known as a frontrunner in the Danish water and wastewater sector. We have supplied the city of Odense with clean drinking water since 1853, and as a company, we embody more than 150 years of experience in water supply and wastewater management. Today we are a modern water and wastewater utility with 185 employees, all highly skilled professionals within their field. Through their daily work, our employees have developed hands-on experience with all aspects of water and wastewater management. We call it practical water knowledge. We share our knowledge through our consultancy services and through customized training programmes that match the specific needs of each client. We have a strong tradition of innovation, and always apply the most advanced technologies when carrying out our operational tasks within water supply and wastewater treatment. We have extensive experience in efficient and energy-saving operation of waterworks and wastewater treatment plants, as well as pipeline networks.
In 2014, VCS Denmark opened Denmark’s first 100 % permeable public road, Agerlandsvej in Odense. Paved with porous asphalt, the road captures surface runoff (and stormwater in more extreme cases) and lets the water seep to a stone aggregate reservoir underneath. The reservoir temporarily stores the water before infiltrating it into the subsoil. Permeable pavement […]
Most Danish water utilities use atmospheric air for oxidation and ventilation. This creates a need for security measures to prevent airborne pollutants from contaminating the water. Our solution combines ventilation, pressure and activated carbon filters to reduce the risk of atmospheric pollution at water treatment plants. How it works In our solution, all components in […]
Many Danish water utilities and consumers are interested in softening hard Danish drinking water by removing calcium carbonate. Potential benefits are reduced soap and energy consumption as well as increased life expectancy for pipe installations and domestic appliances. Using a small-scale demonstration “pilot plant”, we offer insights and thorough testing of drinking water softening using […]
Save money and reduce carbon emission by making your energy consumption flexible with the automated smart grid! This tool will help you take advantage of variations in energy prices on the spot market and increase utilisation of renewable energy at the same time. How it works In many markets, electricity prices are flexible and vary […]
We are happy to introduce WaterRehab; a unique tool for making pipe rehabilitation planning smoother and much more efficient. The pipeline network typically counts for up to 70% of the total volume of assets in water utilities. Therefore, even a small improvement of the rehabilitation strategy will result in huge savings in the distribution system. […]
Modern wastewater treatment is about cleaning water, but also about increasing efficiency, reducing energy consumption and producing energy. VCS Denmark’s largest wastewater treatment plant, Ejby Mølle, is a technological frontrunner in this field. The plant treats wastewater from most of Odense municipality which produces more than 20 million cubic metres of wastewater annually. The wastewater […]
The utility VCS Denmark has successfully reduced leakages in order to secure the lowest possible level of Non-Revenue Water (NRW). Denmark is known for its high quality of drinking water, and the country focuses on continously maintaining the pipeline network in order to protect the precious water resource. The Danish average water losses have been […]
The global trends of urbanisation, population growth and increased welfare challenge cities all over the world. This white paper shares methods of how water utilities can improve water quality, increase resource efficiency and ensure uninterrupted service to customers.
Sustainable solutions are no longer a choice for most societies: they’re a must. Especially in our cities. Inside this White Paper you can find case examples of how to rethink urban development and gain greater value from investments in the city’s blue infrastructure.
25-50% of all distributed water globally is lost or never invoiced due to illegal connections, inaccurate billing systems, inaccurate metering, leakages, deteriorating infrastructure and wrong water pressure management etc. – or in short Non-Revenue Water (NRW). This white paper examines how water utilities can improve efficiency and meet future demand for water by reducing Non-Revenue Water.
On a global scale, less than half of all wastewater is collected and less than one fifth is treated. This and the threat of water scarcity underline the need for more efficient and smarter wastewater treatment across the world. This white paper provides lessons learned from Danish stakeholders within wastewater treatment.