While some utilities are spending big to replace old pipelines, the process is costly and highly disruptive to city infrastructure. Global water solutions provider Miya offers a cost-effective answer, using new software and pressure management techniques that will minimize the amount of pipes that have to be replaced.
The company recently won an US$90m contract with the Bahamas Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) to maximize the efficiency of its water systems. The initiative aims to halve the leakage of potable water, currently estimated at 50%.
BNamericas spoke with Miya chairman Meir Wietchner to find out more about the Bahamas project, the company's operations in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the potential for water efficiency projects in the region.