The Internet of Things creates a fundamental shift in managing water distribution, billing and infrastructure. By enabling frequent remote metering and the ability to control devices centrally, utilities are able to better leverage their capital investment, improve operational efficiency and reduce ongoing costs.
Water is a scarce resource and water leakage and meter reading represent the two biggest operational costs for water utilities. Water assets are often located in dense urban environments, indoors or even underground, which can be difficult or impossible to reach by many wireless technologies. By implementing smart metering infrastructure comprised of LoRaWAN networks and LoRaWAN-enabled sensors, water utilities can collect data remotely and use personnel more efficiently to streamline operations.