The Sotkamo Water Supply Plant and Digita begin collaboration – remotely read water meters are being installed
The Sotkamo Water Supply Plant and Digita have begun collaboration to digitalise the region’s public water works, which will result in water meters becoming remotely readable over the course of the next three years. The process of digitalising remote water readings makes use of the LoRaWAN-based IoT network offered by Digita. With the changes to water meters in the region, the costs associated with taking meter readings will be reduced and the customer billing process will be streamlined.
“This agreement will bring the Sotkamo Water Supply Plant into a new decade. Remote reading of water meters allows for more effective monitoring of public water works, as alerts of possible leakages and flooding are received in real time. Significant savings can be expected once all the region’s water meters have been upgraded for remote reading,” says Aarno Konka, Water Supply Engineer at the Sotkamo Water Supply Plant. “We want to play a part in offering forward-thinking water supply services as a supplier of high-quality groundwater.”
“We started our cooperation with the Sotkamo Water Supply Plant at the beginning of 2019 and we have made good progress in upgrading the region’s water meters. It’s great that Sotkamo is at the forefront of adopting new water works services. We have the capacity to offer excellent LoRaWAN connectivity for the entire water supply network,” says Digita Sales Manager Mona Miettinen.
Sotkamo Water Supply Plant, Aarno Konka, Water Supply Engineer, tel. +358 44 750 2325, aarno.konka(at)sotkamo.fi
Digita Oy, Mona Miettinen, Sales Manager, tel. +358 400 721 700, mona.miettinen(at)digita.fi
The Sotkamo Water Supply Plant is responsible for producing and supplying a sufficient quantity of high-quality water for household consumption for customers in the area of the water supply plant and connected water supply cooperatives. Additionally, the plant receives and treats waste water entering the plant’s network from customers in the area of the sewerage system and connected water supply cooperatives to at least the level of quality required by environmental permit regulations. www.sotkamo.fi/en
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.