Hagihon and TaKaDu Sign a Long Term Three-Year Contract Extension for Integrated Water Network Management

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Hagihon pioneers the use of the TaKaDu solution for 24/7 water quality monitoring

Hagihon Company Ltd., The Jerusalem Region Water and Wastewater Utility, globally known as an early adopter of innovative water technologies, and TaKaDu, a global leader in integrated water network management, announced today that they signed a three-year contract extension. This is following a four year period in which Hagihon used TaKaDu’s integrated water network solution to improve its operational efficiency, and ensure high quality water provision to about 1 million residents of the City of Jerusalem, the Town of Mevasert Yerushalaim and the Town of Abu Gosh.

TaKaDu’s web-based service supports Hagihon’s operational day-to-day and planning decision making, providing the various teams with a bird’s-eye-view of the distribution network at all times. TaKaDu uses different types of raw data, turning it into actionable insights about water quality, leakage, network, and pressure issues.

“TaKaDu’s solution made a great contribution to our improvement in operational efficiency during the past four years. It enables us to always know what is going on in our network and make educated decisions in real-time,” mentioned Zohar Yinon, Hagihon’s CEO. “Prior to TaKaDu, we had enormous amounts of data, but we were not capable of maximizing its benefits. With TaKaDu, we make optimal use of this data, ensuring high quality service while minimizing service interruptions to the public.”

“We are most pleased to continue working with Hagihon, and are grateful for the fruitful collaboration that allows both TaKaDu and Hagihon to excel in what we each do,” said Amir Peleg, Founder and CEO of TaKaDu, “During these recent years Hagihon allowed us access to Hagihon's engineers and network data, and together with other TaKaDu customers globally, supported our product development efforts, enabling us to provide a solution that fits the need of other utilities, in Israel and worldwide. For instance, we are now working with Hagihon on a new module of our solution, which will maximize the use of consumption data to allow improved service and direct communications between TaKaDu and its consumers. Hagihon will be the first TaKaDu customer to use this module.” He added that “when it comes to innovation in water networks, Hagihon is known for being a pioneer. Just in the past year we had several of our customers from all around the world, coming over to learn from Hagihon how they use TaKaDu for continuous automatic monitoring of water quality parameters.”

Hagihon is well known as a leader in the implementation of innovative smart water and sewage technologies and modern management methodologies, and as a Center for Urban Water & Wastewater "Best Practice". In 2014 only, Hagihon was recognized by the EIP Water Action Group as one of the top 5 utilities surveyed, and was awarded the WEX Global Award for Innovation – Operations.

About Hagihon

Hagihon Company Ltd, is Israel's largest and leading regional municipal water & wastewater utility, providing the one million residents of the Jerusalem Region with advanced 24/7 water & wastewater services.

Hagihon has earned a global reputation of Urban Water Best Practice, assisting in the development of innovative smart water related technologies and implementing modern methodologies for NRW reduction and efficient network operation in Israel and globally.

Hagihon's excellence has been most recently recognized by WEX (recipient of WEX Innovation 2014 Award – Operations Category) and by the EIP Water Action Group (Hagihon was rated in top 5 Water & Wastewater Utilities in the EIP study). In addition Hagihon is a member of Netwerch2o, the SWAN Forum and Active partner in the EU's FP7 SAFEWATER initiative

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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