Designed for streamlining water utility operations, mobile apps help firms improve reliability while enhancing customer satisfaction.
FREMONT, CA: These days, there are apps designed to aid every conceivable function, and the water industry is no exception. Today, water utilities are asked to do more with less more than ever, and the mobile appcan help them do that, especially with inspections and surveys. As a provider in the water industry, effective field operations are the backbone water utility business. To make field operations as efficient as possible, especially inspections and surveys, it is a good idea to equip them with mobile apps.
Surveying and inspecting water utility assets are time-consuming. Mapping several assets and the use of out-dated paper-based approaches for field data collection makes the process even more daunting. Locating, aggregating, and searching through these papers to detect and inspect the condition of a single asset is an ineffective and unproductive process. With advances in mobile apps with GPS, it becomes easier to monitor the condition and manage maintenance activities for different water utility assets. With the mobile app, field crews can accurately mark and store location data or update any changes to the location or characteristics of a water utility asset.
Rather than struggling with papers and forms, mobile apps can help create a custom online survey forms with different types of questions and attribute fields. When field services teams need to perform various operations such as asset inspection, condition assessment, or leak detection surveys, they can switch between different survey forms in just one click. If field operators need to make changes to some parts of the survey form or add a question, updating can be quickly done is a mobile app, and the changes will be registered immediately. Managing water utility operations and the workforce has never been easier. But building a mobile app can help share the inspection survey forms to field teams. With this, firms can organize teams in a way they only collect new asset information, or they can delegate teams with a task to update existing records.