The ability to operate seamlessly in the face of challenges — which includes everything from increased demands and changing regulations to environmental factors and extreme events — is the core of resiliency. In 2020, the pandemic has brought the need for water systems to bolster their resiliency to the forefront.
Building a smart utility network to provide remote monitoring and control solutions offers visibility across an entire water system as well as the power to act on those insights. While many of the tools aren’t new, what has improved recently is the amount, resolution, and timeliness of the data they transmit.
These innovations can drive significant economic and environmental improvements and ensure continuity in service when staff are working remotely, as they are during the pandemic.