Smart Meters Help Prevent Flooding in AustraliaJennaBowden
Flooding can be seriously detrimental fiscally as well as practically. SAPPLY explores how smart technology help improves flood control and water quality. Learn more
Flooding are on the rise. Wastewater treatment plants can become overloaded and flooding can disrupt the supply of safe drinking water. It is more important than ever to optimise our water management infrastructure through smart meters in Australia and across the globe.
Smart water networks and pulse logger technology maximise the efficiency of the water management infrastructure and prevention of flooding in the following ways:
- Early detection: The implemented early warning system results in better emergency management
- Real-time monitoring: Real-time data on water usage and quality can allow water utilities to quickly respond to changes in water flow or pressure caused by flooding.
- Improved water quality: Smarter operation of flood control structures improves the quality of water in the river.
- Water conservation: By tracking water usage patterns, pulse loggers can help identify opportunities for water conservation, which can reduce the overall demand for water and minimise the risk of flooding during periods of high demand.
Smart pulse counters such as the Lantronix S47 is the primary application for submetering and automatic meter reading. In situations where individual apartments or commercial buildings lack metering, a wireless system can offer significant cost savings. The main advantage of this system is the cost saving of reading meters without walking up and manually read each meter.
Additonally, the interval readings also enable leak detection, usage in the middle of the night may be a leak. If a meter is read monthly or a few times a year not possible to detect “unusual” patterns in water usage.
With the massive growth in LoRaWAN infrastructure and IoT technology, there has never been a better time to develop smart water infrastructure. Take the leap to smart water management today. SAPPLY is here to help; for more information, contact us today.