Shalom Life | September 23, 2015

Australia Latest Country to Save Millions Thanks to Israeli Water Network Company

TaKaDu has saved countries millions of gallons of water (and dollars) thanks to its cloud-based software service

By: Daniel Asper, NoCamels

Published: April 7th, 2015 in Business » Israel

Australia Latest Country to Save Millions Thanks to Israeli Water Network Company

Photo: Mitchell Falls, Western Australia


Each year, 8.6 trillion gallons of water are lost to leakage in water utility systems worldwide — that’s enough to supply Niagara Falls for more than four months. But losing water to leakage is a problem that could be solved using a technology developed in Israel by TaKaDu, which has been saving countries millions of gallons of water (and dollars), with Australia being its latest success story.

TaKaDu provides a cloud-based software service that enables water utility companies to monitor their water network, detect leaks and bursts in pipes, inefficiencies or problems with other equipment, and operational issues — all in real-time. In its most recent project, TaKaDu saved Yarra Valley Water, the largest water and sanitation utility in Melbourne, thousands of megaliters of water.

The recent success in Melbourne has the company gaining momentum in the Land Down Under. Sydney Water, Unitywater on the Sunshine Coast, and Queensland Urban Utilities in Brisbane all recently signed on for TaKaDu’s services. According to the Australian Financial Review, over the last three years in Australia, TaKaDu has saved over 2,700 megaliters of water (about 1,100 Olympic swimming pools), resulting in roughly $5000 per day in water savings. Yarra Valley, for example, has reduced its water loss from 14 percent to 10.8 percent, mostly by limiting pipe leakage.

By collecting real-time data on the patterns of water flow from pipes in a neighborhood, and comparing it with corresponding data from days, weeks, and even years prior, TaKaDu developed a statistical model that learns what the right flow is for a Monday in January, for example.

The comparison process occurs on the company’s online cloud system and is done through a unique mathematical model that the company developed, which consists of algorithms and statistical tools such as time-series-analysis systems and correlations. According to TaKaDu, this mathematical model provides accurate insights about the water network’s condition—sensing whether there could be a pipe leak, burst, or abnormal consumption.

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