IoT

Itron has received a 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution World, a website covering IoT technologies.

The award recognises the cutting-edge IoT-based solution that Itron, Utility Systems Science & Software (US3) and the Avanti Company created together through the Itron Developer Programme.

The wastewater monitoring solution utilises Itron’s multi-purpose industrial IoT network and connected wastewater sensors to identify conditions that cause sanitary sewer overflows.

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Taking advantage of real-time data from US3’s wastewater flow sensors and Itron’s expertise in delivering outcome-based IoT solutions for critical infrastructure operators, the innovative solution enables utilities to prevent sewer overflows, improve water quality, protect local ecosystems and ensure public safety.

To mitigate regulatory issues and prevent sanitary sewer overflows, Miami-Dade County Water & Sewer Department (WASD) recently deployed the solution. In addition to helping the utility mitigate sewer overflows, the solution delivers significant operational efficiencies and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. The solution automates the reporting process for regulatory compliance, reducing truck rolls required for field surveys by more than 60%.

John Marcolini, senior vice president of Networked Solutions at Itron, said: “It is an honor to be recognised by IoT Evolution for our wastewater and flood sensing solution, which was developed for Miami-Dade’s Flow Reduction Programme. At Itron, we are proud to collaborate with innovative partners like US3 to deliver breakthrough solutions to create safe, smart and sustainable communities.”

Kevin Lynskey, director of WASD, adds: “With enhanced visibility into our operations, this program equips us to better serve Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department customers by ensuring our sewer collection system meets regulatory standards, improving level of service and in the future assisting in identification of sewer overflows and mitigation of Inflow and Infiltration into our Wastewater Collection System.”

Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC, a co-publisher of IoT Evolution, said: “The solutions selected for the IoT Evolution Product of Year Award reflect the diverse range of innovation driving the multi-billion-dollar IoT market today. It is my honor to congratulate Itron for its innovative work and superior contribution to the rapidly evolving IoT industry.”