South West Water and TaKaDu Announces Contract Expansion and Extension

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Following a trial period, South West Water extended its contract for the deployment of TaKaDu’s integrated water network management solution across its entire distribution network

We get the full picture across our entire network, allowing us to assess network and asset performance, compare area performance and prioritise activities on a holistic basis.

South West Water and TaKaDu today announced a two-year contract extension and expansion of current network coverage. TaKaDu’s water network management solution will be deployed across South West Water’s entire distribution network. Managing a network of around 15,000 km of pipes, South West Water started using TaKaDu in 2013 and has had the opportunity to assess its value in complementing the company’s current leakage and asset management processes.

“In addition to being a decision support tool for managers, TaKaDu exposes leakage and metering issues as they occur, allowing us to take immediate action and plan interventions based on accurate information“ said Mark Baker, Network Manager at South West Water. He added “We are very pleased to have hit our leakage target this year and recognise the part that TaKaDu has played in this success.”

“Following an evaluation of the benefits on just part of our distribution network, we decided to expand the coverage and use TaKaDu across the full network” added Guy Doble, Head of Drinking Water Services at South West Water. “Now, after a few weeks set-up for the remaining part of our infrastructure, we get the full picture across our entire network, allowing us to assess network and asset performance, compare area performance and prioritise activities on a holistic basis. In our latest business plan submission to Ofwat, for which we received enhanced status, we made some strong commitments to our customers. By using innovative technologies such as TaKaDu we are able to deliver on those commitments.”

“We are very happy about South West Water’s decision to take the next step and roll-out TaKaDu across its entire network, making it the largest network coverage that we have in the UK” said Moshe Tamir, VP Sales and Marketing of TaKaDu. “Considering the collaborative nature of our working relationship, I am confident that this contract expansion and extension will result in even higher efficiencies than expected, as both South West Water and TaKaDu have a positive approach to making rapid improvements” Tamir added. “We are also pleased to announce the integration of TaKaDu’s integrated water network management solution with South West Water’s work management system – the first example of many initiatives that will further enhance the utility’s operational performance” he concluded.

About South West Water

South West Water is the provider of water and wastewater services to 1.6 million customers in Cornwall, Devon and parts of Somerset and Dorset. The water supply network comprises a distribution network of around 15,000 km of pipes. South West Water has met its leakage target since targets were first introduced almost 15 years ago and is a UK industry leader in terms of fewest litres lost per day per kilometre of pipe.

About TaKaDu

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. The company was also featured as a Harvard Business Case Study. TaKaDu is a founding member of SWAN, the Smart Water Networks Forum.

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