Smart Water NetworksSource: Schneider Electric
By Manuel Parra
Every time your utility gathers, treats, and distributes water — every time a pump starts, every time a tank is filled, every time a tap is opened — you are also generating and distributing data. In general terms, each and every water management activity creates data that can reveal valuable network operations and business insight.
The challenge is to transform this massive amount of data into meaningful information and transfer it quickly and accurately throughout the utility to all functions and departments that can use it, both within the utility and beyond the utility.
A smart water network not only provides enhanced automated process control, but also can fully process data in real time to yield the meaningful information that can be put to work — to save water and labour costs, optimize compliance and security, and ensure good customer service.