With a population of 235,000 and growing, there are many more streets in Laredo, Texas than during its frontier past. And that was a problem for the city's utility department. It was walking those streets to read 67,543 water meters – which took a staff of 10 nearly a month. Learn what happened after Laredo started installing Neptune Technology Group's automated R450 System.
Water and wastewater
SWAN, the Smart Water Networks Forum -- a Council Advisor -- explores the benefits smart water technologies can provide cities and their water customers. This video (available in English and Spanish versions) features five innovative solutions: customer metering, leakage detection, energy management, pressure management and water quality monitoring.
What is a smart water network and how can it help your city? This short video from the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) -- a Council Advisor -- provides a basic overview about the value of smart water networks.
Building smarter, more sustainable cities requires the support of public, private and civic stakeholders. Envision Charlotte is charting a new course. Read how in this case study from Council Lead Partner Itron.
California and many other regions continue to suffer from drought. What if you applied cellular technology—similar to that used in smartphones—in water management systems to improve water quantity, quality and cost. Qualcomm has teamed with CH2M Hill to make it possible, as this video explains.