Ylöjärven Vesi Oy and Digita have concluded a 10-year agreement on the digitalisation of the remote reading of water meters with the help of Digita’s IoT network that is based on the LoRaWAN technology. The agreement means that Ylöjärven Vesi takes a leap towards modern remote reading of water meters, with the water consumption of customers monitored in real-time through LoRa meters in the future.

Ylöjärven Vesi, a company maintaining water supply and sewer networks, operates in the Ylöjärvi and Viljakkala areas and is responsible for clean water and wastewater. In the Kuru area, the company is responsible for wastewater. The cooperation with Digita began when the remote reading of water meters was piloted in spring 2019, when the remote reading and data transfer to the invoicing system were tested.

“After the successful pilot, we began to replace water meters in the Siivikkala area. The objective is that all 7,000 meters will be replaced with LoRa meters. The LoRa network has functioned well even in challenging areas,” says Janne Hakala, Network Engineer at Ylöjärven Vesi Oy. According to Hakala, remote reading is a major improvement in customer service, as the invoicing based on estimates is no longer needed. “We are one of the pioneers in the Pirkanmaa region, as we are one of the biggest companies to have embraced digitalisation,” says Hakala.

“Our cooperation has been extremely productive and constructive. Ylöjärven Vesi has worked in close cooperation with us in service development, and we have been working on this digitalisation leap together.  It is great that our cooperation will continue,” comment IoT Sales Manager Mona Miettinen and Project Manager Tuomo Hörkkö from Digita.

Media contacts:

Ylöjärven Vesi Oy, Janne Hakala, Network Engineer, tel. +358 (0)50 559 4944. janne.hakala(a)ylojarvi.fi

Digita Oy, Mona Miettinen, Sales Manager, tel. +358 (0)400 721 700, mona.miettinen(a)digita.fi

Ylöjärven Vesi Oy was established in November 2016 to ensure water resources management for all of the 25,000 residents in our area of operations. In the Ylöjärvi and Viljakkala areas, we are responsible for both clean water and wastewater, whereas in the Kuru area we are responsible for wastewater only. Our operations cover three groundwater intake plants, one wastewater treatment plant, approximately 310 km of water supply network, approximately 270 km of wastewater network and 109 wastewater pumping stations. We employ 18 water resources management professionals.

Digita owns and operates Finland’s leading terrestrial network for nationwide TV and radio transmissions, and is the country’s largest independent owner of telecommunication masts. The company is a provider of digital software and services. Digita’s services include telecommunication masts, data centre and IoT services, and broadcasting services for the future. Digita provides services to Finland’s largest mobile phone operators, internet and media companies, infrastructure enterprises and real estate owners. Digita employs 180 experts across Finland. www.digita.fi