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The most sustainable and cost-effective solution for attaining water efficiency, is optimizing urban water distribution systems. Miya's holistic approach delivers effective water management for long-term maximized water efficiency.
Our Solution

As global water specialists with the vision of ensuring water abundance, Miya's mission is to optimize water supply in urban distribution systems worldwide. We partner with utilities to design and implement comprehensive technology-based solutions, offering our lasting operational excellence and proven execution record. We ensure that the client's financial and operational efficiency is significantly improved, while customer service levels are enhanced, energy consumption is reduced, and contamination and health risks are minimized.

In the next two decades, two-thirds of word's population will live in urban areas. This further compounds the need for effective water efficiency solutions, such as Miya's, to remedy outdated water distribution systems and ensure sustained water network efficiency. Miya enables water utilities to provide consistent service and reliable water distribution while controlling a downward trajectory of NRW (non-revenue water) across their entire industry.

 

Comprehensive solution

Miya's bespoke financial models ensure the most cost-effective solution, specifically suited to the needs of our partners. Our projects are often also performance-based, to ensure results are values-based. This creates a perfect alignment between the key interests of all stakeholders involved, while benefiting people, the community, and the environment, alongside higher profits for utilities. Miya's solutions comprise:

  • Inclusive audit of the city's water system, and study of coverage area (current and projected)
  • Full project planning, including efficiency strategy and financial modeling
  • Integration of best-practices, including cutting-edge technology and innovation (Miya holds exclusive rights to the world's leading water network management system)
  • On-site implementation, and complete project execution
  • Network maintenance to strengthen in-house capacity
  • Knowledge transfer, and training of local teams for sustained results

Proven operational excellence

Miya holds vast experience in implementing successful water efficiency projects around the globe. With a portfolio of more than 150 projects, we have transformed some of the world's most complex mega-scale utilities. These turnaround ventures optimized water supply systems in major cities worldwide, and lead to savings of more than 800M liters (211M gallons) of fresh water every day, world-over.

 

Miya specializes in complex, turnaround water efficiency projects, focused on reducing non-revenue water (NRW). NRW is the gap between the amount of water that is pumped or produced into the distribution system and the amount of water billed to the end consumers. Since many water distribution systems in cities worldwide are aged and inefficient, NRW has become a major global challenge. To answer this, Miya operates across multiple geographies, optimizing legacy networks by upgrading them to meet the demands of the world's growing urban population. Typically, Miya partners with water utilities for 5-10-year projects, which are designed to be paid over their entire lifecycle. It applies a unique financial model that combines both fixed fees and performance-based fees (up to 40% of the total contract). Some examples include:

Manila – One of the world's largest NRW projects, in partnership with the local utility Maynilad, culminating in savings of more than 700 million liters (185 million gallons) of potable water every day, which slashed the leaks in half and brought fresh water to 2.6 million residents for the first time.

Bahamas – Miya is currently implementing a 10-year mega-scale project, estimated at $90 million. Between 2013 and 2016, Miya led to savings of 18.4 billion liters (4.05 billion imperial gallons), exceeding targets by 5 billion liters (1.15 billion imperial gallons).

Jamaica – Miya is currently implementing a unique 5-year co-managed project estimated at $42.5 million. Focusing on KSA's high NRW rate of 55%, Miya has targeted to substantially reduce NRW to 30%.

 

For its mega-scale project in Manila, where it partnered with local utility Maynilad, Miya was awarded the prestigious 2013 IWA Global Project Innovation Award in the Development - Drinking Water Supply category, and the 2014 IWA Asia Pacific Regional Project Innovation Award, in the Operations/Management category. Miya was also shortlisted for the prestigious 2014 GWI Performance Initiative of the Year Prize, for its joint project with Bahamas local utility WSC.

 

"As a result of our partnership with Miya, and as we continued to execute the strategy, we have been able to save 500 million liters per day. In addition, we were able to supply service to an additional 1.3 million people. More importantly, we've been able to reduce our water production and improve our service level. And for our shareholders, we tripled our total net income since 2008," Victorico P. Vargas, President, Maynilad Water Services, Inc.