Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast water customers will soon benefit from a smart water network monitoring service designed to find hidden leaks and identify service abnormalities, with Unitywater announcing a new contract with software experts, TaKaDu.

Unitywater has been focused on improving its network efficiency, reducing water losses and saving costs. TaKaDu’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution will provide real-time knowledge and alerts about inefficiencies and water loss, in addition to other concerns about water distribution assets, enabling faster responses to events as they occur.

“The TaKaDu solution uses existing meter and sensor readings, advanced statistical algorithms and easy to use web application to detect, accurately identify and report network abnormalities, such as leaks, bursts and pressure problems 365/24/7,” said TaKaDu Founder and CEO, Amir Peleg.

Unitywater’s water supply network is comprised of 5,542 km of water mains pipes, 108 water reservoirs and 79 water pump stations.

Unitywater CEO, George Theo stated, “The principle advantage of the TaKaDu system, which has been used in a number of water utilities around the world, is that the software will “learn” how our system operates and will then identify unusual trends or anomalies within the water supply network. A monitoring report in real time will allow us to proactively track and respond to changes as quickly as possible.

By using TaKaDu’s solution, Unitywater can anticipate cost savings through the reduction of water lost through leaks and bursts and improvement in the performance of its water supply network. Further savings will also be realised through increased energy efficiency.

“Ultimately, our customers will benefit from this leading edge technology, because being more efficient means we can keep bills as low as possible,” Mr Theo said.

Since its establishment in July 2010, Unitywater has worked diligently to identify and implement efficiencies across its business. Its contract with TaKaDu is yet another example of how Unitywater is embracing innovation and demonstrating value to its customers.

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