Digita and Meri-Lapin Vesi have signed an agreement on building a groundwater abstraction monitoring system based on an IoT network.

This collaboration lets the water utilities in Meri-Lappi monitor groundwater abstraction in real time at sites not connected to the national grid. “Real-time monitoring improves safety and our ability to react to exceptional circumstances”, says CEO Juha Hiltula of Meri-Lapin Vesi.

“Digita’s IoT network has raised real-time water supply monitoring to the next level”, Hiltula says.

“We are thrilled that our LoRa services are such a good fit for the needs of a bulk water utility”, says Digita’s Sales Manager, Mona Miettinen.

Digita builds and maintains the solution’s data transfer infrastructure, letting Meri-Lapin Vesi focus on its core business, or groundwater abstraction and purification.

The solution is based on the wireless transmission of measurements from groundwater sensors with LoRaWAN technology. Surface level and temperature sensors in groundwater observation wells send data to Meri-Lapin Vesi’s control room. Further data is obtained from the flood alarms in the device chambers and the network’s pressure sensors. The majority of sensors were installed and put into operation in 2019.

The project’s remaining sensors will be installed in 2020.

Media contacts:

Meri-Lapin Vesi, CEO, Juha Hiltula, Tel. +358 (0)50 453 1210, juha.hiltula(a)kenve.fi

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

Meri-Lapin Vesi Oy is a bulk water utility jointly owned by four municipalities. The company is responsible for the abstraction and purification of groundwater for the cities of Kemi and Tornio. The other municipalities with a stake in the company are Tervola and Keminmaa.

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