Find out what WATERfactor can do for your municipality
The WATERfactor administration interface has been designed to enable municipalities to respond immediately to system failures by tracking the operation of the distribution system. GIS mapping software integrated into the WATERfactor control console allows administrators to immediately diagnose issues and dispatch maintenance personnel to perform system or meter repairs all from the same management interface.
The WATERfactor system, employs GIS mapping technology and network modelling to perform a continuous water balance on the system. It can track water loss and usage for district areas and compare consumption to pump house supply. This can be combined with pressure measurements at various points in the system to isolate and react quickly to non-revenue infrastructure leaks. Detailed scheduling and routing algorithms let administrators optimize service call routing and travel times in order to ensure that the maximum benefit is derived from limited resources.
WATERfactor collects hourly meter readings and makes them available to users, 24 hours per day, through a web enabled and mobile friendly user interface. Customers have access to their water meter consumption information online via their personal account on an hourly basis.
The WATERfactor wireless node has been specifically designed to exploit the fact that in medium and high density housing units multiple touch pads are located in close proximity to each other. Most AMR / AMI systems require a single wireless node for each touch pad. Each WATERfactor node can service up to 6 water meters, making the WATERfactor system significantly cheaper to implement in medium and high density housing complexes, where touch pads are in very close proximity. In some municipalities, this encompasses 20% or more of the total installed meter base.
Most municipalities count on expanding their payroll when they start using an automatic meter reading system. With the WATERfactor a municipality doesn’t have to add extra personnel to manage the system. In fact, most municipalities find that the WATERfactor actually enables them to better focus on the water and waste water supply since it simplifies the data, billing and account management for users and administrators alike.