Technology has been on a constant growth for decades, and we are now entering into a World where these advancements in technology are finding their way into many industry sectors across the UK, helping to develop and to progress many businesses.
One company adopting technology for 2018 falls into the water and waste water services, and just recently, we had the chance to collaborate with Yorkshire Water and help with their efforts to raise awareness of a new campaign that will help improve customer service and protect the environment, all through the use of technology.
Stats and Figures
So, firstly let’s get to some number crunching. Yorkshire Water currently manages 20,000 miles of water networks, which provides an incredible 1.24 billion litres of drinking water to over 5 million people each day.
That’s some impressive stats, right? However, it’s also a substantial task to keep on top of issues such as spot leaks and sewer flooding. This is where technology comes into play, and with the help of drones, satellites, acoustic loggers and smart valves, the company can begin monitoring the network and infrastructure in an efficient and reliable way.
How Technology is Improving The Network
The aim, is to spot leaks quicker, reducing the average detection time from three days to three hours. It will also reduce leaking sewer pipe issues by 40% and cut internal sewer leaks by 70%, thanks to 15,000 monitoring devices attached to key locations in the water network. All having a substantial and positive impact on the environment.
This initiative will all be part of a wider campaign called #NotJustWater, and it’s not just businesses that will benefit from this either, customers will to. Each Yorkshire Water customer will have a fully rounded and complete service offered to them, ideal for eco-friendly families who want to learn more about the use of smart shower heads, garden rainwater collections, sensor taps, shower timers and dual flush toilets, and how they can help save money whilst reducing pollution.
We’re putting a plan in place to make us a top performer in the water sector, which includes millions of pounds of investment and 300 new jobs for the Yorkshire region! > https://t.co/ZmNkmof1S6 #moreofwhatmatters pic.twitter.com/d01uRl2QuK
— Yorkshire Water (@YorkshireWater) 29 November 2017
The company will also be providing information on what can and can’t be flushed down toilets or poured sinks to avoid blockages, something that every home could benefit from.
Water, is certainly #NotJustWater anymore, and the plans set out by Yorkshire Water will help educate people, and improve the World we live in. All thanks to technology playing a pivotal role.
Craig Timmins is a blogger who enjoys to cover topics that encompass all things that are iOS and Android related. He can be found on Twitter most days, so if you have any questions – ask away!