World : How IoT is Changing Wastewater Management

IoT is poised to make wastewater management safer and more efficient. Operators are testing out water sensors, safety controls, and predictive maintenance.

Water is perhaps one of the most precious natural resources. With rapid urbanization, water is quickly becoming scarce. Organizations and systems that operate wastewater management processes have long been dependant upon Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems to monitor water processing and redistribution systems. And yet the practical limitation of SCADA’s installation points has restricted its use. You may be aware of water scarcity and quality issues—e.g. the Flint Michigan crisis. But you might not have heard of the promising ways in which IoT can aid wastewater management. In this article, I’ll demonstrate how industrial and municipal groups are leveraging IoT to solve wastewater management problems.

As stated in IoT and Hospitality, “The number of connected devices will grow by two billion objects in 2006 to a projected 200 billion by 2020.” With the growing number of connected devices, the wastewater industry is taking advantage of IoT sensors to monitor water levels, chemical leaks, and even regulate water flows.


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Smart Grid Bulletin September 2018

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