Water services may not be commonly considered to be at the cutting edge of emerging technology, but the industry is rapidly embracing IoT solutions. They have an invaluable opportunity to change the way utilities handle water properties.
Fremont, CA: IoT systems capture and exchange data in real-time, supplying service providers with the information they need from various sources on demand. Water professionals are now dependent on data for process monitoring and control, flow analysis, utility billing, maintenance management, and more. Today, IoT technologies deliver this data in a streamlined, automated way to improve water asset management, maximize productivity, and provide managers with the knowledge they need to make better business decisions.
IoT can boost water systems by reducing response time for service calls, saving water by minimizing leakage and increasing recycling, increased revenue with more precise metering technology, energy savings, and additives by improving process controls and preventing sanitary sewage overflow and environmental disruption, preventing regulatory fines.
IoT systems are developed to meet individual service providers' needs and priorities and are versatile and scalable to their particular configuration. Most utilities have some essential infrastructure to integrate with IoT, such as supervisory control and data acquisition systems, geographic information systems, and smart meters.
Land staff is the boots for water utilities on the field. They work shifts that cover 24/7, sometimes in remote areas, and work not only on scheduled activities but also on emergencies. As such critical players, they mustn't be ignored when designing IoT systems.
With mobile devices, field technicians can respond to emergencies more rapidly and precisely. Data can be monitored, registered, and instantly made available via IoT networks for simple, fast, and thorough communication. With available data on-the-go, utility staff can determine the situation on-site in real-time for swift and efficient decision-making.