Water and wastewater

Many experts believe that water (or the lack thereof) will be the 21st century's single biggest urban challenge. Fortunately, a new generation of smart technology now allows us to minimize waste, leakage and costs and you'll find examples here.

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communication Platforms: The Future Bricks and Mortar for Building Intelligent Water Systems

Wed, 2014-07-02 06:00 -- SCC Staff
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Improved sensor technologies and firmware applications, big data analytics tools and embedded machine-to-machine communication and processing platforms have opened up new opportunities for utilities to collect data that has typically been manually collected and rarely evaluated. This white paper highlights those opportunities and their application in building intelligent water systems.

Itron Technology Helps Town of Olds Recover Lost Water Revenue and Achieve Conservation Goals

Sat, 2014-05-10 11:12 -- SCC Staff
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When a water audit found 39% of the water coming through the Town of Olds' supply line couldn’t be accounted for, it appeared leak repairs might recover enough water to delay the need for expensive infrastructure expansion. The town deployed an Itron system with strategically placed acoustic sensors to analyze sound patterns, detecting new, evolving and pre-existing leaks automatically. Click to read about the revenue savings that resulted.

The Road to R900 RF Technology Leads to More Actual Reads and Proof of Consumption

Tue, 2014-05-06 12:46 -- SCC Staff
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The utility serving Madison, Tennessee used to read its water meters manually every other month, estimating usage in intervening months. Even so, the process took eight to 10 readers, in four to five cars, more than 20 hours. After switching to RF technology from Neptune Technology Group, it now takes two days, two readers and one truck -- and those are just some of the benefits.

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