Hong Kong uses i2O to make its water supply smarter
Posted on May 04, 2016
The Water Supplies Department (WSD) of Hong Kong, the organisation responsible for providing water to more than seven million people living across the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, has approved a new data logging system from i2O, the smart water network company selected by specialist Innopipe Engineering Co Ltd, to measure the performance of its water supply network.
WSD is to deploy dNet, a new data logging system from i2O, as part of a hydraulic modelling project with consultants Black & Veatch and Innopipe Engineering Co Ltd. Loggers will be deployed throughout the Kowloon region of Hong Kong to record and transmit detailed water network performance data relating to water demand, flow and pressure. Some i2O loggers are also being deployed permanently in the Kowloon region of WSD’s network.
Joel Hagan, CEO of i2O Water, comments: “Providing an adequate water supply for Hong Kong has always been difficult because there are no natural lakes, rivers or substantial underground water sources. With greater demand for water from population growth and expanding commercial activities, WSD, like many utilities around the world, has recognised that improving the smart capabilities of its network is crucial. i2O’s dNet system has been developed to provide rapid, accurate data to water utilities that can be used to improve network performance.”