City adopts cloud solution for smart water services


The City of Columbia in the US state of South Carolina has selected Badger Meter to implement water efficiency initiative and to improve operational efficiency and awareness.

Badger Meter is providing the city of Columbia with its advanced metering analytics software-as-a-service solution, smart water meters and an IoT long-term evolution cellular communications network.

The integrated cloud-based solution is expected to help the city improve services to its 15,000 customers by equipping them with better tools to improve and manage their water usage and bills.

The project will help the city reduce water losses within the distribution network.

The first installations are expected to begin this spring, with a three-year anticipated project timeline for full roll-out.

The LTE network to be deployed is compatible with current LTE and 5G network technology.

Columbia’s Mayor, Steve Benjamin, stated, “We’re excited as a city to not only improve the quality of service we provide to our residents but also to improve the efficiency and accuracy with which we deliver those services. Columbia is one of many cities across our nation implementing smart city measures that allow us to become the city we desire to be.”