Smart, safe and sustainable electrification delivers clean water supply in Surat

Smart, safe and sustainable electrification delivers clean water supply in Surat

The new infrastructure will enable over 1 million residents in Surat to gain access to safe and reliable water supply, in line with the Government of India‘s Smart Cities Mission

Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC), the governing civic authority, has partnered with ABB India to further roll out next generation technology and support its vision of delivering continuous water supply across the city of Surat with the 24/7 Water Supply Scheme. These latest investments follow the success of the phase one digitalization upgrade of the entire water system which took place in 2018.  

Surat faces significant water demand from industrial sectors, with clusters of textile units consuming more than 450 million litres per day. Accordingly, the city is addressing the critical issue of optimum water usage across domestic, commercial, and industrial consumption.  

A digitally powered system boosted by safe and secure electrical distribution equipment from ABB India enables SMC to sustainably optimize the distribution of a critical natural resource like water across the city. A stable power supply also prevents water waste by identifying leaks through effective monitoring, while also supporting the supply of clean and uninterrupted water to one million residents across 38 sq km area.  

“We are delighted to be partnering with SMC for this project, contributing towards the local Government’s Smart City vision. ABB is writing the future of smart technology with our state-of-the-art solutions, enabling Surat to achieve a milestone in its journey towards becoming a Smart City,” said CP Vyas, President – Electrification, ABB India Ltd.  

ABB’s electrification equipment such as air circuit breakers (ACB), molded case circuit breakers (MCCB), miniature circuit breakers (MCBs), contactors, manual motor starters (MMS), overload relays (OLR), and pilot devices help reduce system downtime by providing steady and reliable power for the water management system to function efficiently.  

In order to boost the existing and conventional infrastructure, ABB has also provided the municipal corporation with facilities like a Water Distribution Station, Elevated Storage Reservoir, rising main line and distribution network line along with a remotely installed SCADA system to provide a comprehensive view of all the data assets.  


ABB has partnered with SMC on this project with support from Shrirang Sales Corporation, one of the leading industrial groups in Gujarat. The collaboration of ABB’s global technology solutions coupled with Shrirang Sales Corporation’s local expertise, has played a critical role in making this project a reality.  

Bankim Vashi, Managing Partner, Shrirang Sales Corporation said: “We are proud to work with a leading technology and engineering company such as ABB to bring this project to life. Considering our longstanding association with SMC that dates back to 1998, we are looking forward to assisting Surat in the Smart City Mission."  

ABB has partnered with the Surat Municipal Corporation since 2014, and continues to support its vision of supplying a smart water management system across the city through safe and smart electrification systems.  

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 110,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.

ABB’s Electrification Business Area is a global leader in electrical products and solutions, operating in more than 100 countries, with over 200 manufacturing sites. Our 55,000+ employees are dedicated to delivering safe, smart and sustainable electrification. With ABB AbilityTM enabled digital solutions at its core, our portfolio protects, connects and optimizes the flow of electrical energy, including the integration of renewables and energy storage for smarter electricity distribution for utilities, industry, infrastructure and transportation. For more information visit


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