Using a holistic approach to water management, utilities can bring many technologies together. The right analytics can then transform compiled data into usable information. A smart water platform helps achieve this by consolidating and analyzing data from multiple points including instrumentation, communication network, GIS, SCADA and other sources of data analytics. By implementing such approach, utilities can reduce non-revenue water (NRW) and enhance asset management by detecting water breaks and identifying and preventing potential pipe failure. This approach also presents better data to target capital improvement planning and more opportunities to improve customer service.
However, taking such an advanced approach is a journey that starts with implementing the right technology to effectively capture and transmit data.
After reading this white paper, you will have a better understanding of:
- The components and benefits of taking a more holistic approach to water management;
- How a smart water platform can be leveraged for non-revenue water and pipeline asset management; and
- Recommendations for how to begin your smart water journey.