A Smart Monitoring System for Singapore’s Drinking Water Network

Feb 10, 2016 9:40 AM ET
A Xylem Singapore service team member assembles the new YSI sensors that will be part of the island-wide water network monitoring system. This assembly work was part of the training for the team so that they have the expertise to service the monitoring systems.

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As the world searches for solutions to increasingly urgent water issues, Singapore has become a “global hydro-hub.”  Confronting the problems caused by flooding, water shortages and inefficient water systems, this southeast Asian island country has transformed itself into a real-world lab. New technologies are implemented on a large scale with strong government support and growing public awareness.   Xylem is involved in one of the newest projects on the island.  In partnership with a local water technology provider, Visenti, we are providing a system that will enable the Public Utility Board of Singapore (PUB) – the country’s national water agency – to better monitor its island-wide network of drinking water supply pipes.  The high-tech system is designed to detect problems with water flow, pressure and quality, sending wireless signals that sound early alarms that allow the water agency to address leaks, clogs, low-flow and water quality issues quickly – and avoid some of them altogether.    “Singapore has an inadequate in-country water supply and has to import water from its neighbor country, Malaysia.  This is a nation that knows that value of water and the need to save every precious drop, and that’s why they are excited about this new solution,” says Robin Wong, regional marketing director, Xylem Greater Asia.   This new Xylem-Visenti Smart Water Network Monitoring System combines leading-edge technologies from two companies.  Visenti already had a well-established monitoring system called WaterWise, but Xylem had recently developed sensors that were more compact, easier to install and could provide more accurate data. 

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