TaKaDu: Using The Power Of Math To Solve The World's Water Leaks
According to the Asian Development Bank, Asia loses around 29 billion cubic metres of urban treated water every year due to leaking pipes, valued at nine billion dollars annually. The bank says that "by cutting physical losses to half the present level, 150 million people could be supplied with already treated water."
And Asia is not the only leaking-pipe culprit, as across the world countries are facing massive water leaks. British newspapers recently claimed that the leading water firms in England and Wales are losing almost 300 million gallons a day through leaks, enough to supply the daily needs of 11 million people.
Startup TaKaDu is one of the many companies in Israel, a country with limited water resources, working on solutions to leaking pipes.
TaKaDu was founded in 2009 by CEO Amir Peleg, and provides a water network monitoring system service that gives water utility companies the capability to monitor their network, detect leaks, bursts, inefficiencies and problems with their equipment or operational issues — all in real-time.
"TaKaDu uses existing data from already available sensors and meters on the network," Peleg tells to NoCamels. The service the company offers uses real-time data and compares it with corresponding data from days, week and even years before. TaKaDu's Market Analyst Rotem Shemesh adds that what makes the system efficient is "taking into account the weather and other factors in the water network's area, then weigh everything into an accurate prediction about the network's behavior," says Shemesh.
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. The company says that this mathematical model brings their system to a relatively accurate insight about the water network's condition.
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