Cloud Covered
Neda Simeonova

Federal spending cuts and dwindling state budgets continue to put pressure on utilities struggling to maintain aging infrastructure.

Meanwhile, a proactive implementation of smart water management technology solutions could help utilities streamline their operations, better manage their assets and distribution network, as well as reduce maintenance and repair costs.

While highly useful, the implementation of advanced technologies comes at steep cost, and the return on investment could be difficult to justify.

According to MarketsandMarkets, a Dallas, Texas, market research company and consulting firm, however, the adoption of cloud-based solutions for water distribution network monitoring, which do not require any capital expenditure from the utility’s end, will witness greater traction in the near future.

Do you think that utilities should look to adopt more cloud-based monitoring solutions? E-mail W&WD at wwdeditor@sgcmail.com or leave a comment below.

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