Berkeley County Water & Sanitation (BCWS) has moved from manual meter reads to remote readings that happen with the push of a button. The result? Massive amounts of data but no clear view into how to use it to benefit its more than 24,000 customers and better plan for tomorrow. Click to learn what the utility did to cut meter reading time and take better advantage of its meter data.
Water and wastewater
To combat water shortages caused by long-term drought, water conservation goals and water use restrictions have been common in many California cities. By using a smart water network, the local water utility in Fountain Valley was able to get citizens interested in conservation—and exceed the city's 20% water use reduction goal.
When rural North Carolina utility Wake Electric deployed the Sensus FlexNet communication network in 2012, it was able to improve billing accuracy and system management. While some utilities will use a network for one application, Wake Electric took it a step further to use its network to extend asset life and system design, enhance outage management and make other improvements.
Not so long ago, landscape irrigation in homes and commercial properties was controlled by manual valves—with little regard for how much water was needed. HydroPoint Data Systems solution? An IoT machine-to-machine system to assess climate and water needs. Coupled with wireless connectivity from AT&T, Hydropoint's solution has saved clients billions of gallons of water and millions in related costs.
During winter most residents of Little Egg Harbor, a coastal town in New Jersey, leave until the weather warms up. But in their absence, water pipes in their homes can freeze and break or faucets may begin to leak. Read the case study to learn how the community's municipal utilities authority relies on technology from Council Lead Partner Sensus to monitor residents' homes and quickly respond to problems.