In today’s world, most people live in urban areas. For example, in Australia, nearly 90% of the population lives in urban areas (ABS 2013). Supplying fresh water to urban areas has become more challenging as water scarcity has increased. This has been exacerbated by the adverse effects of climate change. The Environment Agency in the UK has warned that climate change and population growth will continue to put pressure on water supplies with fears that if no action is taken by 2050, most areas will suffer from a water deficit.
The most challenging issue in urban areas is water leakage. In Australia, around 10% of water supply is lost due to leakage. In the UK, because of its centuries-old pipe system, the water leakage is around 3,113 ML each day. Traditionally, plumbing and facility management companies had to dispatch field staff to physically monitor water metering at a set time. A time consuming and labour-intensive process, this method often cannot detect leakage spontaneously.
Smart water metering technology proactively monitors via sensors, reducing the need for onsite attendance by field staff, and increasing customer satisfaction. Check out the benefits of using simPRO’s IoT smart water metering solution.
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