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Sydney Water takes on more tech

Sydney Water tech - AI Detection

Sydney Water is undertaking the first sewer monitoring internet of things (IoT) deployment of its scale in Australia.

As part of the program, Sydney Water will install more than 15,000 devices across its sewer and wastewater infrastructure. The process should take 16 months.

The devices – from project partner Kallipr – are data loggers attached to sensors that communicate regular data readings.

The loggers that are pre-configured to alert operators when the data indicates that a potential blockage has occurred – allowing rapid response from the utility and resulting in more efficient management of its assets.

Sydney Water has demonstrated a keen interest in utilising high-level technology in its asset maintenance operations.

Recently the utility company partnered with the University of Technology Sydney to use AI technology in leak detection operations.

The world-first AI water leak protection initiative was rolled out in December and saved an estimated 10,000 megalitres of water over a 30 month trial period.

By adopting these technologies early, Sydney Water is stepping closer towards its goal to improve early detection, reducing the risk of catastrophic infrastructure failures and safeguards the city’s water network.


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