Barwon Water issued an update on its Irrewarra Farm Care Group “Taggle” trial.
“The early results from the trial demonstrate that larger leaks can be detected within hours to a day. Even smaller leaks can be detected within a week. The leaks detected so far accounted for almost 1,500 kilolitres of water, valued at more than $3,300. By detecting and repairing these leaks early, farmers have saved up to $190 a day. Reported in Government Technology Review, “Queensland’s Townsville City Council and IBM have been recognised for a smart water-metering pilot program that combines big-data analytics with physical infrastructure roll-out to deliver real-time usage information that the organisations believe will become a linchpin of tomorrow’s ‘smart cities’.