Senet provides public LoRaWAN network connectivity plans, private networks, and cloud-based network and device management for solution providers and utilities seeking to automate processes, modernize water infrastructure and conserve natural resources. By deploying smart water meters and other infrastructure sensors on a Senet network, utilities, municipalities and property owners can improve service delivery, reduce costs and demonstrate a commitment to the well-being of their customers, employees and community.
Digital Transformation of Water Utilities
With advancements in wireless sensors and low power wide area networks, water utilities can automate meter reading and utilize the same advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) to monitor for leaks, optimize operations and incentivize conservation. LoRaWAN networks designed for AMI are among the most capable. They are high-density, built with abundant capacity, and secure. The resulting automation increases economic and environmental value by transitioning away from closed proprietary systems and error prone manual processes.
Senet’s LoRaWAN networks are optimized for the low power, wide area wireless connectivity requirements of water applications and can be deployed in public or private configurations to provide value throughout the ecosystem:
Automated Metering – Replace costly and error prone manual processes with automated meter reading.
Water Conservation – Reduce water loss and repair times by identifying leaks and faulty systems sooner.
Predictive Maintenance – Monitor water and wastewater systems in real-time to identify repair needs before there is a failure.
Customer Satisfaction – Enhance services, increase reliability, and provide more accurate billing.
Environmental Stewardship – Reduce ecological impact by decreasing carbon footprint and protecting source water and watershed areas.
Together with Senet, we are providing an innovative solution that facilitates advanced metering infrastructure for water utilities, removing the burden of having to deploy and maintain the network infrastructure themselves.
Case Study – Western Municipal Water District
In 2018, Western Municipal Water District in Riverside County, California was testing the waters of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). The implementation of Neptune’s AMI Network, designed using Senet’s cloud-based network management system, provided for long-range connectivity, maximizing network performance. Once completed, Western was able to begin installing meters at an aggressive rate.
Example Use Cases
What we’re seeing is not just technology adoption, but a wider shift towards smarter, more sustainable operations. With LoRaWAN as an enabler, utilities are adapting to change and actively shaping a more efficient and sustainable future.
Water utilities can stay responsive, lean and resourceful by deploying wireless metering systems to replace outdated, labor-intensive processes. Advanced metering infrastructure and connected devices help utilities and municipalities boost efficiencies and accelerate sustainability efforts at the best possible total cost of ownership.
Unnoticed leaks and other waste events eventually become expensive and dangerous problems. With connected sensors communicating data to cloud platforms over a LoRaWAN network, malfunctions and anomalies can be detected and the system can send alerts with actionable information to facility managers to guide quick response and resolution.
Manhole and well monitoring utilizes LoRaWAN technology to provide real-time insights and remote management of underground assets, optimizing maintenance and reducing operational costs for water utilities.
Groundwater monitoring solutions deliver real-time data on water table levels, ensuring effective resource management and early detection of potential environmental risks for water utilities.
Local water districts and municipal health departments ensure that cities provide potable water supplies. Backflow prevention devices installed on water pipes allow water to flow in one direction but never in the opposite direction – preventing drinking water from becoming contaminated. The monitoring and proper maintenance of backflow valves is critical for the health and safety of citizens.
Irrigation optimization utilizes LoRaWAN technology to enable precise control and monitoring of irrigation systems, enhancing water distribution efficiency and promoting sustainable agricultural practices.