ABB Ability™ For Water Distribution Network

Source: ABB Inc.

$40 million cost reduction through real-time water distribution control.


Rapid urbanization in emerging markets is putting immense pressure on water distribution networks.

Customer and industry need 

Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam is just one example. In the last fifty years the population has increased from 8 million to 50 million.

To meet the increased demand SAWACO, the country’s largest utility provider, had to quickly upgrade its water distribution network.

ABB Ability™ solutions

ABB AbilityTM solutions enable improved control, efficiency and safety of water distribution networks. They consist of an advanced SCADA system integrated with water leakage and quality management systems, scalable to any size of network.

ABB and ABB Ability™ portfolio highlights:

  • ABB Ability Symphony® Plus distributed control system
  • Leakage detection system


ABB Ability™ solutions for water distribution networks enable utilities and municipalities to control and operate their infrastructure in real time.

  • Accurately detect leakage points (3% of pipeline segment length or less than 1 km) and service-heavy areas
  • Continuous water quality monitoring with the potential to segregate polluted or infected sections
  • Reduce the amount of non-revenue water