(…) Smart Aqua (formerly Smart Metering), installed by Smart Cities sp. z o.o. (formerly Smart MG sp. z o.o.), has been introduced initially for 1,000 end users. (…) It enables sending of all water flow data to the system via the GSM network and eliminates the need for regular inspections. At present, the meters send information twice a day, although, as emphasized by CEO Buczkowski, they may also transmit data practically around the clock, as long as the battery lasts. Not only does it ensure a precise calculation of the cost, but also prevents flooding of the apartment in the event that significant water consumption, caused by a pipe burst or a tap left on, is identified by the detector. Such information is sent to the waterworks operator within 90 seconds, and after 15 more minutes the emergency water service shuts off the water supply at the street level. For the water-supply network, the key benefits of the new system were of economic nature. It decreased its water losses significantly, by 50% after the first year of operation. The entire system paid for itself in just a few months of use. The last information is crucial as it gives reason to hope that in future more municipalities will choose the transition to a remote monitoring system.
- SmartStation in Kalisz Pomorski
- We implanted our first Smart Station in the World, in Tarnowo Podgórne, Poland.
- The Smart Aqua system (formerly Smart Metering) implemented in Środa Wielkopolska (Portal Samorządowy, September 11, 2013)
- A smart system is being implemented for the water-supply network in Środa Wielkopolska (About Us, September 9, 2014)
- Środa Wielkopolska: A water-supply network managed on the basis of the Smart City model (Energia Max, September 10, 2014)