Greater visibility of water metering in Duvauchelle, New Zealand
Arthur D.Riley & Co Ltd, one of the most experienced New Zealand companies in fieldsmart technology for the Utility industry, started leveraging IoT to better identify leakage and high usage/abnormal patterns. Working in conjunction with ADR, Thinxtra installed a solar powered Sigfox base station on an ideal high point in Duvauchelle. ADR then retrofitted 266 water meters in town with IoT pulse dataloggers, and started monitoring consumption data from each water meter via ADR’s bespoke water management platform.
Water metering for multi-storey buildings in Coffs Harbour
Coffs Harbour moves forward to meter the water usage of each resident in a multi-storey building with IoT solution. This allows the council not only to obtain daily reads automatically, detect leaks precisely or over-consumption of specific residents, but also to provide alarms when a power failure is detected and even better, an intruder is entering the control room. Such a solution, until now, would have been cost-prohibitive to install in buildings and was therefore not implemented.
Mandurah (WA) is Sigfox Ready to detect water leaks
Among the first IoT projects implemented by the City of Mandurah, to maintain that status of liveable city, is better monitoring water consumption and detecting water leaks by visualising water flow rates in water meters located at Council facilities. This includes Sigfox ready dataloggers retrofitted via reed switch to the water meters, the data is sent via newly-installed Sigfox IoT network to the WaterGroup platform (Envisi) to be able to alert staff if water leaks are detected or if deviations in normal water consumption occur.