“We are delighted to add the Electro Scan technology to our service offerings”
City Care provides infrastructure construction, maintenance and management services to more than two million people, or over half the population of New Zealand. Established in 1999, City Care has grown steadily and has a proven track record of keeping essential services working in a major natural disaster. Its annual turnover is $354 million.
City Care is the largest provider of water and wastewater services in New Zealand, maintaining over 19,000 km of piping networks to 24% of properties throughout the country. Their clients include most of New Zealand’s local government authorities as well as other owners of major infrastructure.
“We (Electro Scan) are delighted to appoint City Care as our exclusive agent in New Zealand,” stated Chuck Hansen, Chief Executive of Electro Scan Inc. “City Care’s key role in rebuilding critical water and sewer infrastructure after the devastating earthquakes in Christchurch and its rapid growth as a leading municipal contract operator, were key factors in pursuing them to represent us.”
On February 22, 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand experienced a magnitude 6.3 earthquake, killing 185 people, with buildings and infrastructure already weakened by a previous earthquake occurring September 4, 2010. The February 22nd earthquake was one of the country's deadliest peacetime disasters costing between $15–20 billion making it New Zealand's costliest natural disaster and the third-costliest earthquake, worldwide and caused significant ground liquefaction producing 400,000 tons of silt.
“We are delighted to add the Electro Scan technology to our service offerings,” stated Onno Mulder, Chief Executive of City Care. “While our reputation has been built on providing premium service to our clients at the right price, we are also known for our culture of innovation and improvement. Adding Electro Scan to our portfolio of solutions will further support us in our drive to deliver added value to our customers.”
Electro Scan’s patent-pending technology allows users to automatically identify defects in non-conductive pipes (e.g. asbestos cement, brick, clay, concrete, plastic, reinforced concrete, pipe liners, etc.) by measuring the variation of electricity passing through defects in the wall of pipes.
Electro Scan measures potential leaks in either Gallons or Liters per Minute for any section of existing, newly installed or renovated pipes, including cracks, joint defects, poorly connected service laterals, and manholes. Data is automatically sent to the Electro Scan Smartphone application and transmitted to a hosted cloud computing application, known as CriticalSewers.com.
“We are delighted to expand our reach to the New Zealand market with our partnership with City Care,” stated Andrew O’Keefe, Director of Sales. “Their proven success working with the majority of New Zealand’s local government authorities and other owners of major infrastructure will provide valuable pre- and post-rehabilitation diagnostics to ratepayers.”
About Electro Scan Inc.
Founded in 2011, Electro Scan Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets advanced sewer leak detection equipment, smartphone applications, and hosted cloud computing applications for the wastewater utility and commercial plumbing market. Electro Scan Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Sacramento, California. For more information, please visit http://www.electroscan.com.
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