Smart Water Management Using IoT (Internet of Things)
IoT is connected with almost every industries ranging from smart home to smart cities, transportation to the traffic management systems, etc. Water management is one of them which is highly impacted by the IoT (Internet of Things).
The proper implementation of IoT with the water system will definitely ensure the appropriate utilization of water. Smart water management will help to make our lives convenient and preserve our valuable resources.
Half of this population that is living in the cities will suffer from a lack of water and related problems. The United Nations reports recommend that around 2.0 billion people will suffer from water insufficiency by the stated year.
How IoT will help in regulating water demand in the city?
One of the critical challenges of water management is to discover the amount of water that any particular city is going to utilize during the next day. This can be calculated with the help of predictive analysis.
Depends on data collected and analyzed by this predictive analysis and merged with the consideration of functional events, weather in the city, the concerned authority can determine the amount of water that the whole population is going to consume in one day.
When we realize the amount of water that is required for overall consumption in a city on any particular day, it becomes easy for the concerned authority to maintain the level of water in the water tank and then pump the water into overhead tanks as per water requirement throughout day.
This is how IoT (Internet of Things) will help to maintain water demand in the city.
Let’s move towards how IoT can benefit the water industry:
Presently, we can all witness water getting wasted during the irrigation process where it is based on automated scheduling patterns. This means that the irrigation process will occur at a particular time irrespective of ambiance condition and moisture presence in the soil.
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This problem can be solved with the help of IoT. IoT sensors will evaluate weather conditions and moisture present in the soil and will communicate their readings to a particular server which will help in getting the appropriate amount of water at the proper time to the desired place.
Another challenge in water management is to analyze water level, water quality and flow of water through various channels. Internet of Things can come in all such areas.
The Internet of Things sensors that are installed in the water system will detect and analyze water leakage, temperature change, pressure level and the chemical leakage in it.
These sensors will collect information and send it to the server which will helps to service engineers to solve issues quickly and prevents water from getting wasted. Another advantage is that it can easily track and monitor the total amount of chemical residue present in the water.
It is important for ponds and suspended water tanks to have sensors and equipment which are specially planned to display water level present it in.
By using such sensors the water level in the tank can be sent to the server at regular intervals to calculate total amount of water that have used on daily basis. This process will definitely helps to conserve water at large scale.
Less Maintenance Costs:
As per study carried out throughout the industry, more than 25 percent of preventive maintenance activities get carried out within a short period of time. Another study recommends that more than 40 percent of such efforts do not result in any tangible outcomes at all. Thus it affects in the failure of a certain asset.
Smart Water Management Systems utilize data obtained from such sensors. It eliminates any kind of a breakdown by half of it.
Water Quality Testing and analysis:
Here IoT (Internet of Things) is used for measuring and analyzing the data gathered and carrying real time analysis of water testing in various industries like energy, manufacturing etc. The readings of particular time will provided to the end users with the help of sensor devices and water testing meters.
The end user then gets information like Bacteria, chlorine, and conductivity etc. The real-time data gathered will help system engineers and concerned individuals make smart and concrete decisions.
This will help in accessing real-time, accurate evaluation of results and providing ability to pinpoint the problematic areas and solve it quickly.
IoT and related systems bring about various advantages to the elements present in the industry and we firmly believe that the benefits of the Internet of Things will keep expanding in every domain.
Most of the companies have already acquired Internet of Things based services after knowing the issues related to water management.
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