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Queensland Urban Utilities is continuing its program to improve the efficiency of the water supply network by implementing advanced software to detect water leaks.

Under a new contract with Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) and TaKaDu, the solution will assist Queensland Urban Utilities analyse data, predict leaks in the network with enhanced accuracy and assist in the prevention of burst water mains.

Queensland Urban Utilities’ CEO, Louise Dudley, said the new software will enable savings to be realised.
“The software will integrate into our current system and will then identify unusual trends or anomalies within the water supply network. A monitoring report in almost real time will allow us to proactively track and respond to changes as quickly as possible,” she said.

“We operate and maintain more than 8,885 km of water mains and this software will allow us to more accurately detect leaks and potentially make significant savings in unaccounted for water, reduce the time to respond to bursts and leaks and improve the performance of the water supply network.
“Our customers will ultimately benefit from technology, because being more efficient means we can keep bills as low as possible.”

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