Driving Scalability and Efficiencies in Water Metering
At the beginning of this year, Water UK urged the public to add ‘saving water’ to their New Year’s resolutions list. We’re all well aware of the importance of water, yet Water UK explains that many of us don’t know how much we use and waste.
Reporting on recent research, the organisation revealed that 94% of people underestimate the amount of water they use per day. Furthermore, when estimating water wastage, over half (61%) thought a faulty toilet flush wastes less than 50 litres when it actually wastes between 215 and 400 litres per day!
Saving water is critical not only to take better care of the environment but also to avoid the hefty financial costs of overestimated bills and fixing leaks.
Water meters are essential in managing water consumption, whether in individual households or large enterprises. Moving from conventional manual meter readings to remote smart water meters has enabled some significant strides forward in efficiency. However, there are still challenges that are hindering a wide-ranging roll-out.
In this use case, we explore how recent innovations in connectivity technology are offering another considerable step forward for water metering and supporting the drive to save our water.