• Company signs distributor agreement for sub-Saharan Africa with South Africa's leading water efficiency company
Feb. 22, 2011 -- i2O Water has signed a distributor agreement for Sub-Saharan Africa with the JOAT Group, South Africa's leading water efficiency company.
In the past JOAT had tried many systems to tackle the problem of water leakage. Then the company heard about i2O Water's pressure optimisation technology and a meeting between i2O's CEO Adam Kingdon, CTO Andrew Burrows and JOAT CTO Mark Shepherd at the Water Loss 2010 conference in São Paulo, Brazil, led to JOAT ordering a trial system from i2O Water.
The trial system was duly installed with eThekwini Water & Sanitation (EWS) in Durban. It proved very successful, saving 1ML per day from a site that had already been optimised.
"With just one i2O system, our customer is saving more than 1,000m³/d," said Mark Shepherd.
The JOAT Group has now decided to order an additional 19 i2O systems. These are being installed with five South African water companies.
"We are delighted to be working with JOAT," said Adam Kingdon, CEO of i2O Water. "Our engineering team has developed a fantastically innovative solution to the massive worldwide problem of water leakage and we believe it will have a huge impact in the coming years."
i2O Water is based at the University of Southampton Science Park in Southampton and employs 30 people. It prides itself on being a forward-thinking UK company which has designed cutting-edge technology to tackle the worldwide problem of water leakage.
i2O Water's technology has been installed across the UK and worldwide. Last year (2010) 50 i2O systems were installed in Malaysia, saving a total of 10 million litres of water per day, and 50 more have been ordered. Systems have also been installed in Spain, Italy and the Philippines.
How the i2O system works
The i2O system manages pressure on the water distribution network, continually adjusting and controlling the pressure so that it is kept to the optimal level throughout the day and night. This significantly reduces leakage and the number of new bursts, and therefore saves huge amounts of water. Not only that, disruption caused by roads being dug up to find leaks and repair burst mains is substantially reduced. For further information about i2O Water, visit www.i2owater.com.