As a city progresses, so is the growing challenges that water managers are facing such as aging infrastructure, rising energy costs and growing populations. Smart water management helps solve these challenges through self-optimizing equipment and analytics that support proactive decisions.
Smart water management is a way to collect, share and analyze data from water equipment and water networks. It is used by water managers to find leaks, lower energy use, predict equipment failure, and ensure regulatory compliance.
On average, a single person uses between 80 and 100 gallons of water a day. A leak as small as 1/8″ can waste over one-quarter million gallons of water in a three-month period. Utilizing RPMA solutions, devices can be implemented to identify leaks, flow rate, and other critical technical information ensuring maximum efficiency by the water authority.
The advantages for a water utility to remotely monitor water use is clear, provided the system is accurate and eliminates the need for regular physical checks by personnel. Further, a smart water system must be able to quickly and accurately identify leaks, so that crews can intervene before substantial water losses occur or a water main break. By delivering these results, a smart water system saves the money needed for investment, maintenance, and consumer use.