6 Aspects of Utility Intelligence
Transporting water is an integral part of source water management, distribution and collection systems operations and storm water management. Creating intelligence in these domains is centered around the flow, level, pressure, elevation measurement and the capacity of the infrastructure.
The smart utility network uses Sensus FlexNet® technology to communicate data and send alarms from dedicated sensors that measure and monitor:
- Pump status
- PRV status
- Valve status
This data can provide an abundance of information to improve the efficiency, sustainability, asset life, customer service and reliability of the water utility and storm water operations.
Monitoring and data collection applications include:
- Well level and recharge rate
- Reservoir level
- Catchment level
- Distribution and force main pressure
- Interceptor level
- Storage tank level
- Pump, pressure release valve and valve status
Coupled with analytical applications such as Pressure Profile, Acoustic Monitoring and Surge View from Visenti, utilities will now have easier ways to identify trends and abnormalities, as well as proactively capture insights to reduce water loss and boil water notices, monitor water age, and eliminate bursts and sewer overflows.