Collaboration between Kankaanpää’s water supply service and Digita is quickly progressing past the pilot stage – “IoT solutions will likely be used more and more in the future”
Collaboration between the City of Kankaanpää’s water supply service and Digita has progressed past the pilot stage, and the objective of the next few years will be to increase the number of remotely read water meters by about a thousand per year. At the moment, Kankaanpää’s water supply service utilises around 200 remotely read meters. Kankaanpää is planning to make Digita’s My Water service available to water supply customers in 2022.
“We have passed the pilot stage and are moving forward at full steam. Resources have been reserved in next year’s budget for the purpose of increasing the number of remotely read meters,” says Kankaanpää’s Water Supply Manager Esa Melin.
When the City of Kankaanpää was considering alternative partners a few years ago, Digita set itself apart with its remote services. The city wanted a network of meters that could be maintained and used with as little strain on the water system’s resources as possible.
“We wanted a network we didn’t have to worry about when it came to maintenance and development. That also made Digita’s solution a smart one from the perspective of our resources. The meters make work and everyday life easier for both us and the customer.”
Remotely read meters improve the level of service offered by Kankaanpää’s water supply service. Monitoring water usage is easier than ever for customers, and the meters make it possible to detect faults such as leaks quickly.
Kankaanpää has not utilised IoT solutions in its water supply service before, but these remotely read meters will no doubt encourage the city to implement more IoT solutions in the future.
“This was the first IoT solution that the City of Kankaanpää’s water supply service has implemented. I expect IoT solutions will likely be used more and more in the future. I look forward to seeing the new services that are developed using the technology,” Melin says.
“We are extremely pleased to continue our fruitful collaboration with Kankaanpää’s water supply service. We are constantly developing our services according to our customers’ needs, which allows us to offer them the opportunity to improve their processes and level of service,” says Mona Miettinen, Sales Manager, IoT at Digita.
Kankaanpään vesi, Water Supply Manager, Esa Melin, tel. +358 (0)44 577 2650, esa.melin(a)kankaanpaa.fi
Digita Ltd, Mona Miettinen, Sales Manager, tel. +358 (0)400 721 700, mona.miettinen(a)digita.fi
Digita is a provider of digital infrastructure and services and the country’s largest independent owner of telecommunication masts. The company owns and operates Finland’s leading national terrestrial television and radio network, acts as a pay-TV operator for the antenna network, and develops future broadcasting services. Digita’s telecommunications services include private networks, indoor coverage solutions, telecommunications rooftop management services, as well as Internet of Things (IoT) and data center services. Services are provided to media companies, consumers, mobile operators, industry, infrastructure companies and property owners. Digita employs 180 experts nationwide.