|信息来源： 华恒 | [ 2019-04-17 ] 点击量： 409|
Singapore is an island country.Freshwater resources are extremely scarce.So Singapore has been vigorously developing desalination technology and new water.Because of some historical problems,Singapore can not always support the survival of Malaysia's water resources.All of the above are the ways of Singapore's open source.The solution to water shortage is to open source and reduce expenditure.If there is open source,what should we do to reduce expenditure?
Don't worry,the Singapore Public Utilities Bureau will install 300,000 smart water meters for newly constructed and existing residential and commercial units starting in early 2021.It is expected that the first batch of smart water meters will be installed by the end of 2023.It feels fast!What you think?
It is reported that the bureau is currently studying the first place to use intelligent water meters,which will replace the traditional water meters used by existing user units.
Following the implementation of the first phase of the Smart Water Meter Scheme,the Public Utilities Bureau will first assess the effectiveness,strengthen technical capacity and then fully implement the scheme in other parts of the island.
And most importantly,users don't have to pay anything for smart water meters and installation work!
Previously,about 1.6 million water meters were installed in residential and non-residential units throughout the island.Water meter data are read by staff at home every two months.Users receive bills every month.The Public Utilities Bureau estimates users'water consumption every other month.
But after the user unit installs the intelligent water meter system,the water consumption can be read automatically many times a day,and the relevant data will be transmitted back to the public office on the same day.This will further assist the authorities in early detection of water supply networks and leakage from user units.
In addition,users of smart water meter system can also query daily water consumption by mobile phone application or website,and receive timely notification when water consumption is high or there are signs of leakage,so as to solve the problem as soon as possible.
The Public Utilities Bureau issued a report the day before yesterday pointing out that the large-scale implementation of intelligent water meter plan is one of the important directions for the Bureau to move towards smart utility in the future.In this way,the Public Utilities Bureau will encourage people to change their water use behavior in order to achieve the goal of water saving,optimize water demand management and improve work efficiency.
The Public Utilities Bureau will work with other government departments to explore ways to better improve public services with the help of available water use data.
In 2016 and 2018,the Bureau successively tried out intelligent water meters in Pangye and Yuhua locations.The average water consumption of 800 households participating in the experiment decreased by about 5%.Residents said that their awareness of water saving was higher because they could know the leakage situation in time.
Residents who participated in the pilot project reported that it was easiest to help families change their water use habits by querying daily water consumption through mobile phone applications and comparing the functions of neighbors'water consumption.
People should also pay attention to saving water in their daily life,cultivate good habits of using water,and make every effort to save water.Finally,Xiaobian hopes that intelligent water meters can be popularized to every household as soon as possible,so useful things should be available in every household!