Rain and Stormwater Management
IoT sensors placed in stormwater drains and sewer systems monitor water flow rates and quality. Based on the collected data, it’s possible to optimize drainage systems and prevent flooding during heavy rainfall. Alternatively, stormwater management systems can facilitate in protecting watersheds from pollution & control stormwater release. This is what smart pond technology in Baltimore does. It leverages AWS cloud-based technology for managing rainwater and leverages real-time weather forecasts and data from the pond itself to adjust water release accordingly.
Smart Water Monitoring
Smart water monitoring systems comprise the water system integrity and irrigation features. These also involve sensors for determining water quality, telemetry devices, tools for tracking rainwater etc. All of these enable water monitoring and subsequent effective decision-making based on the collected data.
“Some of the interesting use cases include Surat’s IoT-based smart water metering system which enables real-time monitoring of water usage, decreases water wastage and enhances billing accuracy, says Jaganathan Chelliah, Senior Director, Marketing, India, Middle East and TIA, Western Digital.
The trends in water tank level sensor technology including IoT integration, real-time data analysis and predictive maintenance have transformed water management practices. By leveraging these advancements, water management authorities can make informed decisions, optimize resource allocation and enhance water conservation efforts.