Working with TaKaDu during the past year helped us to significantly improve our internal work processes, increasing field and back office staff efficiency
Matosinhos, Portugal and Yehud, Israel (PRWEB) May 08, 2013
TaKaDu today announced extending its contract with Indaqua for an additional two years and expanding their water network monitoring service to the municipality of Santa Maria de Feira.
Indaqua is a Portuguese private leader on water distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, operating the concessions of six municipalities. The group began working with TaKaDu last summer to cover two of its networks – in Vila do Conde and Matosinhos. During the past year, Indaqua evaluated TaKaDu’s water network monitoring solution and recently decided to extend its current contract for an additional two years and to increase TaKaDu’s coverage to the municipality of Santa Maria de Feira, as well.
“In addition to the reduction in water loss, in which TaKaDu has played a major role, working with TaKaDu during the past year helped us to significantly improve our internal work processes, increasing field and back office staff efficiency,” said Fernando Rego Araújo, Board of Administration of Indaqua. “TaKaDu is a major part of our active leakage detection efforts. It became a central system that strengthens the communication between different teams, and we look forward for the impact of applying it in Feira.”
“Increasing TaKaDu’s coverage will allow Indaqua to utilize its install-base of flow and pressure meters in the network of Feira for automated monitoring, leading to additional water loss reduction,” said Raquel Mendes of Acquawise, the water consultancy company deploying TaKaDu in Indaqua. “Moreover, expanding the coverage to another distribution network will increase the level of communication and knowledge retention between the different networks, allowing better visibility for decision making to the group’s top management,” added Cristina Martinho. Ms. Mendes and Ms. Martinho are Acquawise’s Managing Partners.
“Indaqua is a great example of how TaKaDu supports executives’ decision making by providing them with comprehensive overview of their networks based on existing data,” concluded Moshe Tamir, VP Sales and Marketing of TaKaDu.
INDAQUA – Industry and Water Management, SA is a Portuguese company, wholly owned by Portuguese shareholders that resulted in a strategic partnership for the water sector between some large national economic groups with skills in different areas and with great international presence.
Created to operate, essentially within the municipal concessions and public-private partnerships (PPPs), Indaqua represents a clear bet in the environmental sector and in managing the water cycle, integrating catchment, water treatment, transportation and distribution, collection and wastewater treatment.
Evidence of this bet is the participation of Indaqua since 1994 in all relevant public tenders for the award of municipal concessions, winning in 1996 the first contract in the city of Fafe, located in the north of Portugal. INDAQUA serves approximately 190,000 customers, which corresponds to approximately 550,000 inhabitants.
TaKaDu is the global leader in Water Network Monitoring, providing a platform for water utilities looking to reduce costs and increase efficiency. TaKaDu's web-based solution gives the utility real-time control over network events, using state-of-the-art statistical and mathematical algorithms and an easy to use web application. TaKaDu's patented technology is easy to deploy, requiring no network changes, no additional devices and no capital expenditure. TaKaDu is deployed with leading water utilities across the globe. TaKaDu is a founding member of the Smart Water Networks (SWAN) Forum, and the winner of many industry awards, including the prestigious Technology Pioneer award from the World Economic Forum.
Acquawise is a consulting company specialized in assessment and management of drinking water supply systems. Its main objective is to support public and private water companies to implement more efficient operational practices, reducing costs and ensuring the safety and quality of water supplied.