Landis+Gyr has partnered with Iota, the commercial arm of South East Water, to offer a network leak detection sensor – enabling water utilities to reduce non-revenue losses.
South East Water, who developed the network leak detection technology called Sotto®, has 5,000 of Landis+Gyr’s smart water meters integrated with leak detection sensors, installed across its network in Melbourne.
The sensor is integrated into Landis+Gyr’s W350 ultrasonic and NB IoT water meter, detecting network leaks in a radius of up to 80m.
General Manager Digital Utility at South East Water, Andrew Forster-Knight, said, “This technology will be a game-changer for our network. Access to real-time network visibility will enable us to gain a better understanding of asset health and inform our maintenance schedules and planning process.
“From our customers’ perspective, it will help us to fix leaks before they cause disruptions. It will also enable us to reduce non-revenue water losses, which saves money and conserves our precious water resources.”
Combining Iota’s expertise with Landis+Gyr’s leading technology in Smart Metering, Grid Edge Intelligence and Smart Infrastructure, including experience in network sensors, the leak detection technology will enable smarter and sustainable water management solutions for utilities and customers.
Iota CEO, Daniel Sullivan, said, “Iota is excited to have Landis+Gyr as a strategic partner committed to sharing the Sotto® network leak detection technology with the global water industry.
“Sotto® is a game-changer for our industry in its proven ability to economically identify and locate leaks in the network, at scale.”
Landis+Gyr has been collaborating with Iota and South East Water for several years to elevate digital water transition efforts.
General Manager of ANZ, Landis+Gyr, Rodney Chaplin, said, “We are proud to continue our partnership with Iota and South East Water to accelerate the adoption of digital technology by leveraging on our global network sensing experience, enabling utilities to improve response time to critical events when they occur.
“With our significant local presence and expertise in Australia and New Zealand, we are placed strongly to partner with water utilities to navigate through digital transition.”