As we were seeing clear value from adopting TaKaDu’s solution, the decision to sign a contract for the longer term was an easy one in terms of being commercially prudent.
Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia, and Yehud, Israel (PRWEB) June 24, 2014
Unitywater, a leading water utility from Queensland Australia, and TaKaDu, a global leader in integrated water network management, today announced a three-year extension of their contract following a successful trial of TaKaDu’s innovative software.
Unitywater and TaKaDu began working together in June 2013 on a 12-month trial with the goal of improving the operational visibility and efficiency of Unitywater’s water supply network and reducing costs and water losses. The deployment was managed by TaKaDu’s technology partner in Australia, Jacobs.
The success of the initial trial has led Unitywater to increase the amount of the network to be monitored by TaKaDu’s solution, which monitors and reports real-time information and alerts about inefficiencies and water losses.
In addition to improved customer service and higher efficiency, Unitywater has identified clear tangible benefits and achievements with TaKaDu’s web-based solution including:
- prevention of water loss, estimated to be almost one billion litres, which equals to about $2 million, in one year
- reduction by two thirds in the time it takes to detect and resolve network issues, to approximately eight days
- increased meter up-time and zone availability from 77% to 96%
“Work cycles with TaKaDu were extremely efficient,” said George Theo, Unitywater CEO. Its cloud-based solution was up and running within five weeks from project start, providing us with valuable insights into our network.
“The solution is always evolving - TaKaDu collects user requests on an ongoing basis and applies them in new product versions which are available every couple of weeks. As we were seeing clear value from adopting TaKaDu’s solution, the decision to sign a contract for the longer term was an easy one in terms of being commercially prudent.”
TaKaDu Founder and CEO, Amir Peleg, said, “We are pleased to continue supporting Unitywater in its endeavour to provide a high quality of service through the use of innovative technologies.”
As a decision support system, TaKaDu’s solution provides insights into operational efficiency and is used as part of Unitywater’s management strategy to improve the efficiency of its water distribution assets, bringing greater value to its customers.
Unitywater is a statutory authority that services the Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Noosa local authority areas on behalf of its citizens. Unitywater is governed by an independent Board. Councils do not have control or direction over day to day operations. Unitywater provides high quality, safe and reliable water supply and sewerage services 24/7. It operates and maintains $2.9 billion of essential infrastructure across a 5223 sq km service area. With the population in its service area expected to grow from approximately 731,000 in 2014 to more than 1.04 million by 2031, it’s working hard to cater for growth while maintaining service standards and meeting stringent environmental requirements.
Jacobs® is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services across multiple markets and geographies. http://www.jacobs.com
TaKaDu is a leading provider of Integrated Water Network Management, enabling water utilities to improve efficiency and make smarter decisions. Using advanced statistical and mathematical algorithms, TaKaDu harnesses utility data, translating it into actionable insights and transforming the way water networks operate. The solution offers a comprehensive decision-making platform that can be integrated across the utility from the analyst monitoring the network to the executive team considering long-term strategic investments.
TaKaDu's solution is cloud-based, can be implemented within weeks, and can be integrated with various IT systems. It is currently deployed by water utilities in Europe, Australia, Latin America and the Middle East. TaKaDu's innovative approach has earned notable water industry commendations, including the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award and the 2013 Sustainia Award. TaKaDu is a founding member of SWAN, the Smart Water Networks Forum.