Several recently published research reports have been uniformly upbeat about the forecasted growth of the smart water meter market. With smart metering in the electricity and gas sectors approaching maturity, smart water meters are now expected to be the growth drivers in the smart meter market.
There are many factors to consider from meter efficiency to accuracy and labor savings compared to the current status of the infrastructure. As much as these upgrades will benefit the utilities with better operational management of water usage, it will also significantly improve the lives of the customers and the employees.
There are many options out there to choose from however without these features you may be buying into more bells and whistles rather than solving the most critical problems a smart water meter should solve.
The stress and fear that were the hallmarks of 2020 motivated the water sector to take all measures necessary to ensure access to clean water and proper wastewater treatment as its part in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19. Many of these measures are proving to be trendsetters for 2021 and beyond.
we decided to revisit how the market is developing and take a look at some case studies that show how the investment in smart water meters and AMI is saving money and water.
Consumers gain unprecedented transparency into their water bills and can profit from incentives to conserve water usage. But along with these well-documented and widely acknowledged benefits comes increased exposure to malicious or accidental unauthorized access to the streams of data flowing from smart water meter end-points to base stations and from there to the utility’s data center.