World Water Day 2014: Smart water networks help conserve water, energy
In recognition of World Water Day 2014, Sensus urged utilities to take an active role in addressing the issue of water and energy conservation by implementing smart water networks.
RALEIGH, NC, March 24, 2014 -- In recognition of World Water Day 2014, Sensus, a provider of clean technology solutions, urged utilities to take an active role in addressing the issue of water and energy conservation by implementing smart water networks on a global scale.
Accordingly, Sensus acknowledged the importance of clean technology to conserve water and energy. "Our customers have long expressed concerns about leaks, non-revenue water, theft, using data for actionable intelligence, and an overall need to conserve resources," said Randy Bays, president of Sensus. "The technology in smart water networks addresses all of these concerns and serves as a foundation for leveraging future opportunities."
Billions of gallons of water are leaked each day, and energy is required to clean and transport that water. When water is wasted, so is energy. This interrelationship between water consumption and energy use -- better known as the water-energy nexus -- is a major factor in water conservation and was also the theme for World Water Day 2014.
Water is required for energy generation and transmission, and according to UN-Water, approximately 8 percent of the world's energy production is used for pumping, treating and transporting water. Saved water means saved energy -- a double benefit -- and a better future for generations to come. By implementing smart water networks, utilities can improve system performance and reduce inefficiencies, resulting in up to 12.5 billion in annual savings, according to research commissioned by Sensus.
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Sensus is a clean technology solutions company offering smart meters, communication systems, software and services for the electric, gas, and water industries. Sensus technology helps utilities drive operational efficiency and customer engagement with applications that include advanced meter reading, data acquisition, demand response, distribution automation, home area networking and outdoor lighting control. Customers worldwide trust the innovation, quality and reliability of Sensus solutions for the intelligent use and conservation of energy and water. For more information, visit www.sensus.com.