The developing deficit of water due to reducing operation and maintenance costs, administrative burden, lack of monitoring and controlling and a proper channel of communication have compelled numerous organizations and associations to approach with IoT applications for smart water management systems.
At the heart of the concept of IoT in water treatment lies a reliable communication technology that is used to send data from physical objects over a wireless channel to a computer, say on the cloud, with smart analyzing software. Smartphones and tablets can have apps that connect to the cloud and access the IoT sensor data in real-time.
An IoT enabled smart water sensor can track the quality, pressure, and temperature of water. In fact, an innovative sensor solution for the measurement of liquid flow can be used by a water utility company to even track the flow of water across the whole treatment plant and even over the distribution channels.
Another usage of wastewater treatment in IoT can be to have a smart water sensor to measure the amount of residual chemical after treatment. This can be used to calculate the efficacy of the selected treatment process and ensure that the released amount of chemicals stay within permissible limits.
The intelligent network of sensors and communication technologies for Smart Water Management can empower enterprises to leverage the benefits of big data analytics, cloud adoption and mobile computing to get actionable insights and reduce costs. The operations center of the water management system can be located anywhere, empowered by the Internet of things in the water industry.
A leak detector controller can be used to detect a fault such as a leaky pipe and generate an immediate alert on a remote dashboard. Timely action can reduce the damage and perhaps save a lot of water as well.