Sensors are becoming key elements to managing water resources. They are helpful in providing nearly real-time data on water quality, pressures, flows, and water levels, among other parameters.
Sensors work throughout systems and aid in daily operations by optimizing resources use; detect; diagnose and proactively prevent detrimental events. Furthermore, they provide useful information for preventative maintenance and improve longer term planning for water utilities.
Likewise, sensors can provide evidence for pipe corrosion and alert home owners and utilities when water quality standards are not being met. In addition, smart meters record customer water usage, providing a clear picture of water consumption and conveying data to both consumer and utility, allowing for improved water management.