City of Kaarina water supply plant uses Digita’s IoT network in the digitalisation of water services
The City of Kaarina water supply plant and Digita have started cooperation in the digitalisation of water services. The area of the water supply plant will transition to remotely readable water meters that enable the real-time monitoring of water consumption. The digitalisation of water services makes use of Digita’s LoRaWAN-based IoT network.
The installation of new remotely readable water meters was launched in the autumn of 2020, and the aim is to replace the 7,000 water meters in the area with remotely readable ones in the coming years. “In the early stages of the project, we explored different options for the implementation of remote reading. The affordable price level of the LoRaWAN network and the broad meter selection were decisive in the process, and we set out to implement the project together with Digita”, says Simo Salonen, Network Engineer at the City of Kaarina water supply plant.
The digitalisation of water services brings many benefits to both the water supply plant and end customers. “With the information obtained from remotely readable water and flow meters, we can better calculate the water balance, which allows us to reduce leakage water, for example. Customers will also benefit from the reform as, instead of the current estimate-based invoices, we are able to bill according to actual water consumption. In the future, our customers will also be able to obtain real-time reading data on water usage”, Salonen adds.
Digita’s LoRaWAN network enables the cost-effective and easy collection of data from remotely readable water maters in a geographically widespread water infrastructure. “Projects related to remote water reading are always carried out while listening to the customer’s needs, and we expand our network according to the needs of customers. We are pleased to be able to implement the digitalisation of water services together with the City of Kaarina water supply”, adds Mona Miettinen, Sales Manager, IoT Services at Digita.
City of Kaarina water supply plant, Simo Salonen, Network Engineer, tel. +358 50 373 2651, email@example.com
Digita Ltd, Mona Miettinen, Sales Manager, tel. +358 400 721 700, firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Kaarina water supply plant is responsible for the domestic and wastewater network. The water is purchased from Turku Region Water Ltd and the wastewater is delivered to Turun Seudun Puhdistamo Oy.
Digita is a provider of digital infrastructure and services, and is Finland’s largest independent owner of telecommunication masts. The company owns and operates Finland’s leading terrestrial network for nationwide TV and radio transmissions, is a pay-TV operator on the terrestrial television network and develops broadcasting services for the future. Digita’s telecommunications services include private networks, indoor coverage solutions, management services for rooftop telecommunications installations, IoT and data centre services. The company provides services to media companies, consumers, mobile phone operators, industry, infrastructure enterprises and real estate owners. Digita employs 180 experts across Finland.