Time and again we keep talking about finding a suitable solution for water leakages which is costing the world trillions of dollars every year. As we keep learning from water crisis every single year, the demand for the water is still on the rise. While water experts and the companies working on water solutions are finding ways to solve, it has become increasingly challenging to meet the demand.
Thanks to the recent advancements in the technology that is helping the utilities at large for quite some time. Because, water utility has a heavy dependency on man-power. So, the focus was on automating the supply and distribution of water to which utilities have positively responded. Hence, automating a few operations is keeping the industry afloat.
With that, the trouble isn’t over yet. Bigger problems started looming ahead as the industry started facing huge water leakages forcing the utility into deep trouble.
The world needs to fix it before its too late. And who else can do this job better? The water experts along with tech savvy engineers can collectively solve this problem to an extent. And in the last few years, we have seen technology and IoT making its footprint in the water industry by solving the most common problems and have been successful in implementing the same across different countries after its pilot process.
Apana – Manage Water Like Inventory
Likewise, Apana is one such a technology driven company that helps commercials and businesses manage water. The Apana solutions are experts in providing detailed insights to their total water footprint, identifying process drifts, mechanical malfunctions and failure points.
What is LoRa Technology?
LoRa Technology is used to make things work easy. A wireless connected sensors throughout a commercial or industrial property and communicate data to Apana’s cloud analytics platform.
Why is LoRa Technology used in water management?
Apana selected LoRa radio transceivers to create a low power wide area network for connected water utility meters – Apana link network for easy deployment.
What’s the business value by using LoRa Technology?
LoRa Technology provides 18-25% reduction of water and sewer usage.
Also, customer receives a return on investment in 18 months or less on average.
Brands who adopted LoRa Technology?
Costco Wholesale was an early adopter and have been successful in monitoring water usage on a minute-minute basis using LoRa Technology. After installation, this process hardly needs a manual intervention unless there is a need. Flow of water can be monitored remotely as well as on-field.
After testing, the company noticed an average of 20% reduction in water use and also saw about a 22% savings in their water bills.
Following the successful implementation, Costco deployed the same technology across the rest of North American locations.
The success story of Costco using LoRa Technology is a right example for major utility companies/water boards to follow the suite. After all, we are all looking at conserving water for generations to come.
If you are a solution providing company working on water problems or have any say on what it takes to streamline the process, we are listening. Write to us – firstname.lastname@example.org