Smart Water Meters Reducing Water Leaks by the Gallon

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By Harriet Sumnall | 3Q 2019 | IN-5578


Water Constraints Require Smart Solutions


As global warming progresses, water shortages around the world are continuing to grow and smart water meter vendors are increasing their deployments in order to help water utility companies combat water wastage and leakage. The Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) of England and Wales is requiring that all water utility companies reduce water leakage by 15% by 2025, which can easily be done with the help of smart water meters. Smart water meters alert utility companies and end users of possible leakages and can prevent major leaks from occurring in the future.

Vodafone has announced that it is working with South East Water, a water utility company in the United Kingdom, on a pilot to roll out a trial of 2,000 smart water meters. Several different vendors are contributing to this project: Sensus, Honeywell, and Diehl are all supplying smart water meters; Visenti is providing analytics; and several different types of sensors, such as water quality, leakage, and burst detecting sensors, are being provided as well.

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