New software to address network inefficiencies

New software to address network inefficiencies

Analytics software designed to identify hidden leaks in the water network is the latest weapon in TasWater’s arsenal to reduce network losses, increase efficiency and improve customer service. 

We have partnered with TaKaDu, a global leader in analytics software that monitors the water network 24/7 which has proven successful in many Australian and international water businesses.

Using statistical algorithms and machine learning to detect anomalies, analyse data and apply network-based predictions, TaKaDu’s Central Event Management (CEM) will allow us to detect and manage network events, reducing water losses, repair times and energy costs. 

Successful implementation of the software will provide: 

  • Coverage of up to 3,000km of water mains within the first 12 months 
  • Detection and full life-cycle management of network events and incidents 
  • A high-level view of metered areas and network zones, including water loss information. 

Acting General Manager Asset Management Services John Gabbedy said the new software would provide better visibility and easier handling of events and incidents in the network. 

“TaKaDu analyses the data collected almost on a real-time basis to determine abnormalities within the network,” Mr Gabbedy said.  

“From this improved network monitoring, we will see benefits through the early detection of hidden leaks, when they’re still small, leading to lower repair costs and more efficient utilisation of our teams,” he said. 

“The new software, together with our $1 billion capital works program over four years, will help us continue to provide safe, clean, and reliable drinking water to our customers,” he said. 

TaKaDu Founder and CEO Amir Peleg said the company was excited to be working with TasWater and is looking forward to a great long-term partnership.  

“TaKaDu is excited to partner with TasWater in its digital journey, leveraging on data, smart meters, and sophisticated analytics to bring a higher level of visibility to the operational teams. Being present in the Australian market for a decade, we can see the huge impact of our CEM on customer service, operational efficiency, and reduced water loss,” Mr Peleg said.  

The new software is expected to be implemented over the next six to eight weeks. 

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