Article | May 12, 2019

Smart Hydrants: A Proactive Approach To Main Breaks

Source: Mueller Water Products

Fewer things are more aggravating to already-stressed commuters than a newscaster saying they’ll need to take a detour because of a water main break. In addition to irritating customers, these breaks leave water utilities with a hefty, unplanned bill to fix the problem and return the street to drivable condition.

Smart fire hydrants, however, offer water managers the ability to get ahead of these issues by providing more complete insight into their distribution systems. Armed with this information, utilities can save money by attacking problems before they happen and build goodwill with customers by making their lives easier.