ABB and TaKaDu reported Jan. 24 that they're jointly providing a water management solution to boost efficiency and reduce leakage in Ho Chi Minh City. Saigon Water Supply Corp. (SAWACO) is deploying ABB digital control and monitoring technologies together with TaKaDu Integrated Event Management Solution as part of its restoration of Ho Chi Minh City’s water distribution network.
ABB Ability Symphony Plus SCADA software will monitor and control the city water distribution system, and integrate TaKaDu Event Management Solution, which detects, analyzes and manages network events and incidents, such as leaks, bursts, faulty assets, telemetry and data issues and operational failures. This project aims to increase efficiency, reduce water leakage, prevent disruptions and make sure everyone has access to clean water in Ho Chi Minh City, which is Vietnam's economic powerhouse. Last year, the city lost nearly 30% percent of its potable water to leaking and damaged pipes.
Initial estimates indicate that SAWACO will save 50 million cubic meters of water per year, and could save more than $10 million per year in production costs.