The internet of things (IoT) is transforming the water utilities industry. From sensors that collect flow and pressure information in remote locations to smart meters that upload data continuously into the cloud, more and more equipment is generating endless streams of data.
Yet although various water utilities systems are gathering more data than ever, many of them don’t allow or enable decision-makers at companies full use of that data to drive actionable insights, increase operational efficiencies and automate the often-laborious process of generating reports.
In order to harness data to its full capacity, it is critical to upgrade the way that the water utilities industry conducts reporting by focusing on improved dashboards that allow for all parts of water systems to be viewed in real time, illuminating data that was once hidden or inaccessible from managers.
The OSIsoft PI System, which is a centralized platform for recording operational data, creates the real-time and historical visualizations necessary for supporting this big data architecture.