In Chile, water utility Essbio partnered with integrated smart water solutions firm Takadu to enhance management of its water distribution system.Essbio will use Takadu’s IoT cloud-based event management solution to improve its efforts to conserve water resources within in water distribution network.
The partnership falls under utility’s measures to improve customer service by helping its 2.5 million consumers reduce water bills.
In addition, the solution will help Essbio modernise its distribution system to meet growing demands of smart water due to rapid increases in its customer base.
[quote] Essbio said it believes the system will help it in meeting customer demands in future as the utility continuously faces challenges in management of its network due to shortages of water as a result of reductions in rainfall.
Takadu will be assisted by consulting firm G&A Consultores to integrate its software to help the utility firm manage its 2,400km of pipeline.
The utility’s decision to expand usage of the Takadu solution to manage over 10,000km of its pipeline will be announced following results of this phase.
Gonzalo Reyes, director of planning and engineering at Essbio, said: “With this TaKaDu programme, we are hoping to have online information about the behavior of our drinking water network, which will allow us to reduce reaction time to solve leakage problems, improve service and reduce water loss."
Water distribution management
In related news, in Asia, the Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) in late June partnered with the Israeli integrated smart water solutions firm for the rollout of a network management pilot project.
The programme will allow the water utility to deploy TaKaDu’s solution to monitor and manage part of its water distribution network. In total, the water company provides services to some 17,8 million consumers under its 59,972km network.
However, the pilot will only cover 3,000km of pipelines owned by the TWC. [North Carolina town buys software suite to boost water management].
The project falls under a memorandum of understanding signed between Taiwan and Israel for the mutual improvement in water efficiency.
According to the TWC, while rainfall remains high in Taiwan, TWC faces water scarcity challenges. Almost 80% of the water from rainfall is lost.
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