Internet of Things (IoT) can improve data collection together with deep analytics to support proactive decision making in real-time for water management. A Smart Water Management system increases the efficiency of water utilities towards a more resilient water supply system impacting positively on costs and sustainability. Digital meters and sensors are among the high tech solutions that enable efficient supervisory control and data acquisition for a smart water management system.
Smart water management
The activity of planning, developing, managing and distributing the optimum use of water resources is the role of the water management system. IoT can fit in the system by providing data analytics in real-time for optimum use of water resources. Industries water utilities differ according to their needs and activity, and therefore smart water management will impact on several key matters. IoT can fit it by reducing human capital towards the monitor and planning the water system as giving rise the possibility of remote monitoring of water networks using smart meters and other instruments.
Introducing IoT in the Water Management System
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Leak Detection: IoT enables the smooth running of the system with prompt detection of leaks and obstructions in water distribution Identifying the exact location of the leak is made possible with IoT technologies are capable of detecting and notifying users of the slightest deviation from what is considered normal. With minimal human intervention. IoT devices measure water consumption, flow and temperature data reducing water waste and help promote more efficient water consumption by monitoring consumption and loss rates and using this data to reveal further insight into how much water is being used or wasted and where.
Monitoring Water Quality: IoT devices helps to meet quality and safety requirements with precision and accuracy to achieve a standard quality of water resources. Sensors and devices collect required data from specified location point or operation site and communication the information in real-time with analytics from one device to another in real-time. Therefore actionable decision can be taken on the sport to minimise errors and repairs errors as well as efficient management of resources.
Real-Time Control: Wireless network backed by IoT technologies promote remote access monitoring and control towards a central management system. This enables engineers and technicians to do the needful from any location without the need to travel. Rather a central management system indicates the error and action to be taken and the required person can configure the necessary change in real-time.
Centralized Management: A centralise water management system gives a broad view of the water system network. Therefore information and data about which segment is using more water and those using less, therefore with this information wastage and consumption can be under control. All connected devices operating on the same network can be monitored centrally making waste and consumption monitoring much more convenient, and precise.
Predictive Maintenance: IoT technologies such as advanced automation, machine vision and big data analytics enable to monitor and determine in advance default and future capacity of the equipment. This could predict and schedule future maintenance. This enables to save cost towards the prevention of unnecessary repairs and replacements. By monitoring the use of pipes, pumps, storage containers or any other machinery or equipment, these devices and connected technologies can provide valuable insights into the wear and tear of equipment so as to allow water management operatives to schedule repairs and maintenance at a time that suits them and with minimal disruption.