THE ROI OF USING THE TAKADU CEM SYSTEM
“[TaKaDU] allows us to monitor the pressure in our network and detect leaks before they become bursts.
This year, it [TaKaDu] allowed us to save 1,232ML of water, equating to $3.7m.
Since we began using TaKaDu in late 2013, we have saved 6,390ML of water and $19m… ”
The above quote is taken from Queensland Urban Utilities’ 2019/2020 annual report
“Since 2013, our partnership with TaKaDu has delivered:
8700 ML of water leakage detected (had the leak gone undetected for 12 months); and
A$27.9m of savings in lost water over the period.”
Through our work with water utilities across many years, we’ve developed a detailed methodology for calculating the economic value of investing in the TaKaDu CEM solution. Highlights include:
12 Months of Savings:
Savings from water loss reduction
Savings from efficient use of human resources
Savings in operational costs
* The above figures are taken from a value calculation that was done by one of our customers – a water utility with a network size of 2,000 km that is divided into 50-80 DMAs
Estimated savings from water loss reduction for 13 leaks that were detected by a utility using TaKaDu over a period of six months:
The cost of water used in this example is $0.0005 per liter.
For a network size of 2,000 km that is divided into 50-80 DMAs, it is reasonable to project detection of 1-5 leaks every month, with an average magnitude of 1.3 liters/second per event.