By Ranjana Konatt | Editor
When we talk about end-to-end automation, we also talk about a network leak detection system that can monitor sewage and waste in tanks, while also automating the motors explains Kanish Aggarwal, Chief Operating Officer, Agua. He said: “Agua is especially a system of IoT products that includes hardware and software solutions in buildings and even in cities.” So, it’s basically both raw water and wastewater that can be automated to provide an end-to-end approach to waste management. Speaking exclusively for city projects, Aggarwal said: “We can automate the entire grid distribution in a city.” Presently, he added, 40% to 50% of the water in all major cities around India is often lost due to leakages and theft, i.e. for non-revenue water. Also, he said: “We can detect leakages and thefts that happen and we can plug those leakages from the source.”
In addition to this, he said: “We are also using automation and technology for flood management, and this can help notify a flood-like situation.” As far as market demand goes, Aggarwal said that the company is focused on the business to business segment and the business to government segment. “We use a detailed survey in which we calculate the current cost of water, after which we deploy our systems on-site,” he added. Based on the information collected, Aggarwal said that the ROI is then calculated wherein the breakeven period in six to one year of the systems being configured.