Leveraging Water Data: The Future Is Here!

Source: Badger Meter

Technology is on pace to reach a milestone of 26 billion devices connected through the Internet of Things (IoT) by the end of 2019. In the water industry, IoT capabilities are enabling utilities to leverage meter reading data collected via secure private cellular networks to satisfy multiple purposes — increasing its value exponentially. In this Water Talk interview, Kristie Anderson from Badger Meter discusses how advances in smart solutions, smart water, and smart city technology are delivering real-world benefits that seemed like futuristic promises just a few short years ago. That includes how machine-to-machine communication capabilities supporting more frequent data transmission help water utilities take advantage of expansive, ready-made cellular networks to improve meter-reading efficiency, cut non-revenue-water losses, and improve customer service.