A smart water management solution will foster a transparent water distribution system through a network of smart sensors.
FREMONT, CA: The emergence of technologies such as the internet of things (IoT) and affordable machine-to-machine networking protocols are enabling utility firms to experiment with smart water management solutions. Further, the aging infrastructure and rising energy costs are also fostering the growth of smart water management solutions. According to a report, utility companies are expected to invest around $14 billion in smart solutions to address the water management issue. The utility firms eyeing a smart water management solution need to focus on three major components that are at the core of any smart solution.
When a water pipe gets damaged, not only does it result in wastage of water, but it also affects the entire water distribution system of the area. Moreover, it’s difficult to track the leakage point in case of a conventional setup. However, the smart water sensors installed as a part of a smart water management solution detect any leakage and monitors the water distribution system throughout the network.
Smart Water Network
A smart water network continuously collects data across the water distribution channel in real-time. The data enables the utility managers to remotely monitor the operations and make proactive decisions in case of a leakage. The network consists of an integrated set of solutions, products, and systems that allows the utility managers to prioritize and manage maintenance issues.
Digital solutions collect real-time data through various sensor devices and combine them with algorithms to enable proactive management of the system. Such solutions can effectively address the major water management issues such as sewage and stormwater overflows and monitor asset conditions.
Thus, a smart management solution is the need of the hour. A smart solution to water management challenges will enable utility companies to optimize the already-scarce resource through a network of highly transparent system.