Smart Water
Smart water management
Measure every drop. Optimize your water network to provide a crucial contribution to water conservation.

Digitalized water solutions based on the Internet of Things (IoT) provide the necessary tools to manage water use, anticipate demand, collect revenue and optimise costs.
Our Smart Water Solutions give utility companies the advantage of sustainable financial and technical operation.

It is layered, starting from an array of coordinated smart meters, through communications and data collection, up to data management and software services for metering, billing, customer engagement, and network optimization. Smart water meters with Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies and advanced analytics have become the solution’s key focus.
The Smart Water Solution can be delivered as a managed service: Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Smart Metering-as-a-Service (SMaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). The software is hosted in a private or public Cloud.

Challenges

Our Smart Water Solution address the most important challenges of modern water utilities:

  • Digitization and improvement of utility supply system management.
  • Efficient measurement, precise calculation of water consumption and calculation of water balances.
  • Non-Revenue Water (NRW).
Opportunities

What do water utilities gain from Iskraemeco Smart Water Solutions?

  • Cost optimization (predictability, pay per usage),
  • Efficient processes (economies of scale, shared IT infrastructure),
  • Minimized risks (costs, technology, human resources),
  • Investment protection (evolving operation environment),
  • Cutting-edge competencies, technologies, and tools.
Benefits

Better control over water utility network through:

  • Accurate metering in all water sources, end consumption points, and district metering areas (DMA).
  • NRW reduction. Leaks in metering zones (DMA) are detected immediately, reducing material losses:
    – Meter under-registrations, data-handling errors, and water theft are flagged.
    – Repairs and regular maintenance are completed more efficiently through workforce management.
  • Improved revenue through NRW reduction
  • Increased customer satisfaction and awareness: decreased interruption of customer water supply and greater billing accuracy.
  • Operational excellence by introducing an efficient workforce and asset management.
Active leakage detection

Detect, locate and control water leakages, monitor water flow, and reduce NRW using a District Metered Areas (DMA) approach.

Components:

  • Flow, pressure and temperature sensors,
  • Mechanical and ultrasonic water meters,
  • Battery-powered data loggers,
  • Smart metering platform.
Smart metering and billing

Efficient metering, precise calculation of water consumption and accurate billing for residential, commercial and industrial consumers.

Components:

  • Residential, bulk, zone and source water meters with communication capabilities,
  • Different types of measuring technology: single jet, multi-jet, volumetric, ultrasonic, Woltmann and electromagnetic,
  • Various communication options: wM-Bus (OMS), NB-IoT, LoRaWAN
  • Smart Metering Platform
  • Software & Services: meter reading, billing, analytics, workforce management and others.
Smart prepayment

Iskraemeco Smart Prepayment solution is designed for residential facilities to help control prepaid water consumption units. Water consumption is calculated, and consumers are charged for water use in advance.  Functionalities: remote prepayment, meter reading, remote control.

Functionalities:

  • STS or Smart card Prepayment Water Meters
  • IC Card
  • Software.
Iskraemeco Video Case Study: Smart Water Management in Kranj Water Utility.
Water infrastructure upgrade in Kranj and neighbouring municipalities (Slovenia).

This use case highlights Iskraemeco Smart Water Solutions, which were implemented in Kranj Water Utility to increase operational efficiency and improve data accuracy.

Water utility operations are complex and laborious, requiring extensive efforts in measurement, data collection and analyses by field personnel.

Deploying smart metering systems, upgrading outdated infrastructure, and replacing labor-intensive processes help water utilities stay responsive, lean, and resourceful, aiming at lower costs and timely response to critical issues.

Kranj Water Utility has implemented the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution to collect water consumption data faster and more efficiently.

 

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SOLUTION PORTFOLIO

We design different meter reading systems, customized to your requirements:

  • Automatic Meter Reading – AMR, utilizing mobile meter reading via wM-Bus (OMS).
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure – AMI, utilizing meter reading via LPWA networks
  • A combination of the AMR and AMI meter reading approaches.
WATER METERS

We offer a wide variety of residential, industrial & commercial (Bulk), pre-paid and submetering water meters, using different measuring technologies: single jet, multi-jet, volumetric, ultrasonic, Woltmann, electromagnetic and others.

All the water meters come with „add-on“ or „external“ communication modules. Technologies that are available: wM-BUS (OMS) 868MHz for Walk-by / Drive-by; wM-BUS 169MHz for fixed reading; LoRaWAN™; NB-IoT.

SOFTWARE SUITE

We provide a single-point management access to all your meters, using the same infrastructure for multi-utility devices. This reduces costs per metering point and increases overall efficiency, providing you with a comprehensive data flow that aggregates data from smart water meters as well as data management and analytics systems.

Why Iskraemeco

Iskraemeco is a giant in providing managed services. As water utilities increasingly evolve into subscription-based business models, our Smart Water solution is a perfect tool to fit this trend. We excel at water solutions as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), in more comprehensive service agreements also Smart Metering-as-a-Service (SMaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Hosting your software in a private or public cloud, we will provide utility’s with the tools and services they need to keep water flowing and keep billing and operations efficient and worry-free.

Smart water components
HARDWARE

Residential water meters
(Single jet, multi jet, volumetric, ultrasonic)

Industrial & Commercial (bulk) meters
(Ultrasonic, Woltmann, electromagnetic)

DMA flow sensors

DMA pressure sensors

Digital temperature sensors

wM-Bus communication modules

LoRaWAN communication modules

NB-IoT communication modules

GSM Data loggers

SOFTWARE

Smart Metering Platform (Symbiot)

Meter reading

NB-IoT device management platform

LoRaWAN network management platform

Analytics & BI

Asset management

Mobile Workforce Management

Billing

Customer portals & apps

Active leakage detection

Smart prepayment

SERVICES

Project management

Planning & integration

Rollout & system installation

SaaS operations

SMaaS operations

IaaS operations

Maintenance

Customer support

Success stories

Check out our success stories

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TURN-KEY SOLUTION FOR AN ACTIVE GRID
FAIR AND DUAL-FUEL SOLUTION
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