MANILA – PrimeWater Infrastructure Corp.’s Leak Tagging App and Asset Registry and Performance Monitoring Software bagged awards during the 2023 Asian Technology Excellence Awards for web technology and software in utilities held in Bangkok, Thailand on Sept. 18, 2023.
PrimeWater was among the list of outstanding companies from all over Asia recognized by the prestigious body for their efficient service in improving water management through their advanced leak detection and asset management within pipeline networks.
“We are honored to receive this recognition, and this drives us to further innovate so that we can continuously improve our services to our customers,” Atty. Cezar Ong, vice president for joint venture operations, said in a news release on Wednesday.
The cloud-based application and software proved to bring convenience and accessibility to PrimeWater’s operations as this enabled PrimeWater branches to act promptly on leakages that needed repair, resulting in the reduction of water losses or non-revenue water (NRW).
Over a year after the Leak Tagging App was developed in 2022, the company was able to repair at least 42,000 leaks which added 6.77 million liters per day of recovered volume supplying to more than 50,000 people in the areas where it was initially implemented.
The app is a digital tool that can help determine the real causes of leaks as well as locate the concentration of leaks in the water system.
The Asset Registry Software, on the other hand, is designed to record all the infrastructures including the pipelines and their conditions and operational settings to aid management in resolving day-to-day issues.
“Water losses from leakages or broken meters or what is called non-revenue water (NRW) are indeed among the greatest challenges faced by water districts across the country; and we are proud that through our partnership with them, we are able to share our technology for the benefit of our served areas,” Ernie Delco, technical audit group head for PrimeWater, said.
Since its partnerships with water districts across the country, NRW was at an average of 40 percent, as most of the pipelines were already old and leaky. As of December 2022, PrimeWater was able to reduce NRW to 28 percent or equivalent to 190 million liters per day of recovered volume, which means more water is made available for use to customers.
The digital approaches also reduce inefficiencies and help PrimeWater branches in constituting informed decisions on future projects based on the data collected by the software. (PR)