Pinetop has five water sites, including wells and tanks that must be monitored daily. This monitoring requires staff time, transportation and constant attention. Pinetop sought an automation technology solution for these sites. Automation equates to fewer overtime hours, less travel and carbon emissions and ensures customers always have water. Prior to the automation technology, a Pinetop employee visited water sites seven days a week to check water levels, turn wells on or off and check that there are no power outages.
Manual meter reads are time-consuming for water utilities and can also be:
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