You read about this stuff all the time. For cities around the country, water main breaks are a fact of life. Or are they? This is where one of the investing mega trends – the Internet of Things (IoT) – has a rising impact.
IoT to the Rescue What if you could place sensors in underground water mains, fire hydrants and elsewhere within a piping system, each transmitting bits of data to the town water department? Put dozens or hundreds of those sensors together, spitting out minute-to-minute information on flow rates and water pressure, and the location of a million-gallon water main break in the middle of the night is no longer such a mystery.