6 Aspects of Utility Intelligence
The quality of water is a key parameter for water utilities. Gaining visibility into the variables that cause most problems in the water system, from source water, throughout distribution system, within collection systems, in treatment facilities, and through reuse and discharge is critical.
Having access to more data through smarter monitoring allows water utilities to measure, monitor, trend, model and control water quality across the entire water cycle.
The smart utility network allows a utility to remotely measure key aspects of water quality such as:
- Water temperature
- Chlorine levels
- pH levels
- Dissolved oxygen levels
- Metals content
These can be measured with communications equipment that is battery or line powered at any point in the system, such as:
- Surface water and reservoirs
- Storage tanks
- Water and force mains
- Lift and booster pump station
- Service connections
- Flushing stations
Coupled with our analytics applications, such as our water age monitoring application, Polaris, and Device Manager, utilities can proactively capture insights and be alerted of abnormal conditions and identify challenges including optimization of flushing, boil water notices, taste and odor and treatment efficiencies.