Thursday, 10 March 2016
Developing smart water utilities
With an increasing pressure on water and clean water systems for innovation and integration in cities and townships the sustainable condition of extracting and handling water would continue for many more years. Once the smart water systems can handle these functions then it shall be clearer and more operational for urban planners. New ways of handling and using technologies for water management systems is coming to most cities at a low cost with changing new technologies as well. Use of innovative automatic handling, enabling critical processes, online and real time control for safer and effective operations is need of the hour. In integrated water network systems the use of sensors, for decentralized and diversified water treatment mechanism is significant and growing by the day. For the future planning one can easily ascertain thousands of such sensors working 24x7 with metered connection as well as 100% water leakage stoppage for pure and clean water.
High energy costs which are included with water increase with age and lead to potential impact from water shortage and increased consumption's. This has a more ill-effect on lifestyle and a more sustainable water supply is needed. Water with their associated utilities comes from having extraction made of clean and proper water drainage. In the easier terms rising prices would lead to expensiveness of water supply. There is combination of smart metering in tariffs encouraging customers to move from discretionary and high volume usage. This often becomes adhered to during non peak hours. While water utilities collect real time information from distribution based networks, it is more than just simple meter reading. Intelligence of using such networked information assesses cost reduction, leakage fixing, task field and transforming the water based operations in a reactive from proactive based nature. However the business related aspects of smart network concept is more innovative and integrative of the fissures and leaks in the system both manually and conceptually. Leading the errors and defect management is notionally stricter when the gauge of water cleaned and supplied is maintained for point of origin and point of supply. But as difficult as this is there is possibility of increasing efficiency from online and electronic devices which would be highly sought after in years to come. Till the time the dams are full, working to full capacity of plants there is lesser motivation to move ahead technologically but one can still make progress in areas of knowledge and efficiency in smart water supply.