Readers around the world are surprised to learn that a large percentage of homes in the UK don’t have water meters.
So how are they charged for water use? On the basis of a tariff that relates to the size of the home. Nothing to do with the amount of water actually used or the number of people in it.Read more
i2O, the smart water network solutions company, have today announced that the Technical Support team have solved their 15,000th support ticket. Support requests range from analysing PRV behaviour to setting up tailored data extracts for regulatory reporting and new requests are typically replied to within 1 hour.Read more
PWC’s CEO survey reports that organisations struggle to corral data into useable and actionable intelligence, and the main reason for their frustration is ‘lack of analytical talent’, followed closely by ‘data siloing’ and ‘poor data reliability’.
i2O’s new iNet solution helps water companies address these three issues, and deliver actionable insight that will help identify and resolve network problems quickly (before customers call, reputation is damaged, and regulatory penalties apply), and schedule maintenance efficiently on the basis of condition rather than time/risk.Read more
In 2018, i2O added new clients, extended its smart network solution set, enhanced quality, further reduced hardware cost and passed it onto clients, and continued to contribute innovative thinking to the water industry.Read more
i2O is delighted to announce the re-launch of iNet as a full-blown network monitoring, insights and analytics software solution. Basic functionality—graphing of data and threshold alarms—will in future be provided as standard as part of the dNet solution.Read more
In a perfect world, water networks have 100% uptime and adequate pressure. In reality, customers experience loss of pressure, water quality issues, and outages. In under-invested networks, this is even more frequent.
Yet, providing a good customer experience is possible. Detecting problems before customers do is not a fortune teller’s trick, but something that can be achieved with the right tools and processes in place. So how can Network Engineers achieve Zen for their networks?Read more
Lake Mead is a reservoir that helps supply water for 25 million people in Nevada, Arizona, and California, and some in Mexico. The dam that created the lake is the Hoover Dam, built in 1936.
It is one of a series of dams in the West of the USA that store water and generate electricity enabling cities like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Phoenix to exist in the desert. The water enables farming as well as supporting habitation.
Increasing population, rising demand and years of drought mean that the reservoirs are running low. Dean Farr’s data and interactive map illustrate the issue beautifully. The challenges and implications get excellent coverage in Vox.Read more
A new study has highlighted the problem of brine discharged from desalination plants.
More than half the brine comes from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar, with Saudi Arabia alone accounting for 22%. 3 countries - the Maldives, Malta and the Bahamas - meet all their water needs with desalination.Read more
i2O, the smart water network solutions company, has today shipped its first 4G NB-IoT (Narrow Band Internet of Things) logger.
NB-IoT is a low power wide area network (LPWAN) technology from mobile phone companies that is now being switched on in a number of countries. It is designed to enable industrial devices to have access to wider and deeper network coverage with longer battery life and lower cost, at scale.Read more