The Punkalaidun water services plant takes a digital leap – Digita’s My Water service enables clear cost savings
The Punkalaidun water services plant has started the digitalisation of water supply with Digita’s comprehensive solution designed for water services. Digita’s IoT network based on LoRaWAN technology and the My Water service designed for water companies ensure an effortless and cost-effective transition to remote water reading. The agreement between the Punkalaidun water services and Digita enables a long-awaited transition to the digital era.
The reason for digitalisation was the need to find a better leak guard to replace the current one. In addition, ageing water meters were soon to be replaced with new ones in the Punkalaidun area, so switching to remote-readable water meters was a natural choice at this point. The digitalisation of water services provides the municipality with a wide range of benefits: in addition to the calculated cost savings, working time is freed up for other purposes, as there will be less meter reading and invoicing work. The My Water service offered by Digita also communicates with the invoicing software used by the City, which enables implementing real-time water invoicing for the customers and estimate invoicing can be abandoned. “Now we can say that we are taking a digital leap to the present day,” says Marko Juurikivi, Works Manager at Punkalaidun water services plant.
The agreement is expected to enable future costs savings resulting from digitalisation and streamlined operating models. The transition to modern times also enables better customer service.
“We offer a total solution that includes the transmission of data from remote-readable water meters through Digita’s reliable IoT network and the My Water service, which benefits both the water company and end customers,” says Mona Miettinen, Sales Manager, IoT Services at Digita.
Digita’s My Water service is an additional cloud service for remote-readable water meters designed for water companies. The service enables, for example, the monitoring of consumption from main water meters, receiving alerts on pipe leaks or abnormal water consumption and transferring of meter readings directly to invoicing. With the My Water service, water companies can also improve the service level they provide to their own customers. The monitoring views can be shared with end users, which helps increase their awareness of their own water consumption. End users can define various alerts in the service either by email or SMS, for example, in a situation where a smart water meter reports a leak to the service or the daily water consumption exceeds normal consumption. The My Water service complies with the provisions of the GDPR, and end users can only view data from their own water meters.
Punkalaidun water services plant, Marko Juurikivi, Works Manager, tel. +358 (0)40 643 3456, firstname.lastname@example.org
Digita Ltd, Mona Miettinen, Sales Manager, tel. +358 (0)400 721 700, email@example.com
The water services plant of the municipality of Punkalaidun operates as a municipal water plant, which obtains its raw water from the two water pumping plants it owns, in addition to which water is purchased from Humppilan vesihuolto Oy. Wastewater is discharged to the wastewater treatment plant of Huittisten Puhdistamo Oy. At the end of 2020, there were 665 properties connected to the water supply network. In addition, the water services plant supplies domestic water to approximately 70 customers living in the municipality of Urjala.
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. digita.fi