Remote Monitoring for Safe Water Access and Analytics for Predictive Maintenance
By: Ravindra Sewak | Poonam Sewak | Pooja Singh | Arvind Nagwani
Small Water Enterprises are decentralized, locally managed and operated water treatment systems set up to bring affordable safe drinking water to communities living in quality affected habitations. However, nearly one-third of such SWEs do not sustain because of several deterrents such as unavailability of operating skills, inadequate revenues to cover operational expenses, and absence of timely repairs and maintenance of equipment owing to remote locations.
Safe Water Network India has benefited by deploying remote monitoring systems equipped with the Internet of Things (IoT) based sensors for tracking the plants’ technical and sales performance. It helps review performance and augments supervisory capabilities in the plant to ensure availability of safe drinking water. The IoT-based monitoring system translates into actionable intelligence and ensures less than 2% downtime in a geographically-dispersed rural water purification project. It also helps automate timely report development and derives meaningful insights for all the stakeholders.