Smart water meter (Aug2021)

“Smart Water Meters allow Water Plants and Companies to automatically collect consumption data, eliminate manual meter reading, improve efficiency and save costs, and provide the opportunity to Leak detection and abnormal consumption are more effective than manual methods.

The benefits of a smart water metering system:
– Monitor the flow, distribution and consumption of water
– Improve access to clean and safe water
– Transparent usage and payment for consumers
– Eliminate manual meter reading
– Improve leak detection and reduce maintenance costs for water utilities.

However, water companies need to overcome a number of financial and technological challenges to realize the full benefits of the digital system:
– High deployment cost
– Lack of sufficient infrastructure to support smart water metering
– Compatibility issues
– Electrical cabling challenges in limited locations”