Nonrevenue water refers to water that has been produced but is “lost” before reaching the consumer, either through leaks or because of metering inaccuracies. Currently, NRW management process is mostly reactive. It is estimated that in the United States alone, reducing NRW losses by half would generate $2.9 billion and provide water to an additional 90 million residents.
Goals and Objectives
Remote monitoring of NRW can be achieved by using a variety of sensor technologies or historical pattern analysis to reduce water waste and its associated costs.
Solution components include IoT sensors, wireless, big data analytics, processor capacity, memory, communication network module(s), device management software, and meter data management software
Use Case Summary
Smart NRW leverages technology to detect leakages earlier, prevent leaks, proactively fix and maintain equipment, and to pinpoint aberrant patterns in water usage to flag metering inaccuracies.