eau potable

The problem of drinking water

Just 2.8% of the 72% of water on the Earth’s surface is fresh water.

It’s this same fresh water that is purified to become the drinking water consumed by each person in France at a rate of 146 litres every day. On our blue planet, water fit for human consumption isn’t as plentiful as we might like to think.

To prevent strain on our water supply, we need to ration the use of this resource and limit the amount of water wasted. As more than 21% of our drinking water is lost through leakage, our preventive action needs to start at the heart of the distribution circuit: the drinking water network.

Claire Group has been working for more than 180 years alongside network operators, to achieve its mission: to build reliable networks from robust materials, then monitor, inspect and analyse their condition to prevent water loss and preserve this vital resource.

The problems of drinking water
Almost 1 million

km of drinking water networks to be monitored

24,2 million

consumers of drinking water to be supplied (and satisfied)

over 21 %

the percentage of drinking water lost due to leaks

By your side,
at every stage of the network management process

Claire Group supports water operators in the construction, running and efficiency-raising of water networks. Our companies are engaged at each step of the drinking water cycle and are committed to:

  • Manufacturing innovative products with a robust design, built to last and made from quality materials
  • Developing high-tech instrumentation systems in compact boxes, to assure the precise monitoring of sensitive points on the network
  • Facilitating network maintenance and upgrading, thanks to monitoring software used for the remote control of key points
  • Enabling anyone to detect and repair network leaks using accessories ranging from entry-level to the most highly-specialised
Visuel président
‘‘Choosing quality materials is a commercial decision, a collective approach to preserving water as a resource - and it makes economic sense in the long term. ’’
Damien Verhee
President, Claire Group
Our solutions

Whatever the context,
we work to address all your issues

Claire Group deploys a wide variety of equipment and solutions to support you in your water management projects. We help you respond to the challenges you may encounter when it comes to building or operating a drinking water network.

See below to find your area of interest.

Our team

Water network specialists providing on-the-ground support

Claire Group also has a team of over 30 technical and commercial water network specialists providing service coverage in mainland France and the overseas territories, and internationally.

Our expert teams understand the issues and limitations facing our customers and help them find the best solutions to the challenges they face. The network specialists will also work with our development and production teams, to offer custom-built or turnkey equipment.

Other fields of application

Irrigation networks
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Eaux naturelles
Natural waters
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The problems of water sanitation
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