IoT Empowers Water Management System. Know How!

Water Management System

No water. No life. About 71% of the earth’s surface is covered in water. But, only 2.5% of water is fresh. Even then, only 1% of freshwater is accessible. Since the last few years there is an acute shortage of fresh water that is affecting millions of lives across the globe. As the global population is increasing, meeting water demands becomes arduous. Additionally, the commercial and residential estates are been observed to waste volumes of water. This is clearly irresponsible of them. In order to stop water wastage, superior versions of technology like IoT (Internet of Things) have come up with solutions to express a favourable reality. If you supervise water management systems and want to utilise its potential to the fullest then read on…

What is IoT?

IoT is the extension of the internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects. This entire system concept is dotted with effective models of hardware, electronics and internet connectivity. Smart phones, tablets, smart wearables, mobile phone applications, desktops and similar devices communicate with each other. The data collected by the IoT sensors and meters are sent to these devices to make the concerned person aware of the current frequency of water utilization. Monitoring water usage in productive ways is extremely progressive for the overall quantity of water present in the economy. Let us discover what benefits IoT provides to water management systems:

Smart Utilization of Water

The face of the world has changed. With intense urbanization and exponentially increasing population, water demands have sky rocketed. IoT curbs accidental water wastage coming from the residential and/or commercial estates. IoT driven sensors and smart water meters, if installed in water tankers and reservoirs, will identify how frequently the water tankers and reservoirs are been emptied. IoT sensors and smart water meters will do this regularly. This will enable the concerned person to adjust the daily water consumption accordingly. Once this will be done, a more accurate billing could be expected by the one who is paying for uninterrupted water supply.

Smart Irrigation

The irrigation process requires volumes of water. As it is an automatic process, too much water gets wasted. Irrespective of the weather and moisture content in the soil, the scheduled irrigation process gets activated. This is clearly futile. IoT smart sensors (soil moisture sensors based smart irrigation controllers) effortlessly determine the accurate water level required for a perfect irrigation process. Additionally, tailoring water schedules and running them automatically for definite time duration, in order to meet specific landscape needs have now become effortless.

Water Waste Management

Wastage of water does not only happen when one leaves the tap open. Leakages too are one of the main causes of water wastages. With IoT driven Leak Detection Solutions, intricate cracks too could be traced. With smart meters, one can easily understand if water is getting leaked. How? Well, water flow creates certain pressure. When the assumed pressure fails to match with the actual pressure, it gets recorded by the IoT sensors. This helps to detect leakages in a jiffy.

Water Quality Analysis

IoT driven Water Quality Monitoring Solutions make sure to detect the conductivity, salinity, pH and TDS levels present in water. Even water quality testing can be categorised in two parts. One is recreational and the other one is agricultural water quality testing. Overall, water analysis reveals Total Dissolved Solids, presence of Bacteria, Chlorine and Electrical Conductivity capacity of water to the end user. These help the end user to take required measure for better quality water consumption.

On a concluding note

When we have a non-renewable resource, we must not waste it. Here we are talking about water. Without water we will not survive long. It is a glaring reality that with every passing day, our planet is facing water shortages. Thus, millions of lives are getting affected. Especially the rural areas are suffering due to intense urbanization. So, it becomes crucial to utilize water in balanced ways. With IoT driven smart water strategies, the potential of water management systems are realized better.

Water conservation, smart irrigation, smart water management, water management and water quality analysis are just to name few benefits provided by IoT. This way, the required water demand (no less or more water supply) is met within a given time frame and budget. Such convenience contributes directly to the population welfare. Thus investing in IoT driven water management systems is clearly beneficial for the one who is supervising them.

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Sanjeev Verma
Sanjeev Verma

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