Government regulations for consented water takes came into force in November 2010 for water takes greater than 5 litres per second.
Approximately 12,000 meters were required to be installed and monitored according to local government estimates.
An LPWAN solution like Sigfox would bring the ongoing monitoring costs for the telemetry down to a more cost effective level. The current solution uses GPRS technology and relies on meters to hop from one to another then back hauled over a telco provider.
Meter Use cases.
- Irrigation water
- Stockwater water
- Effluent and wastewater
Industrial & municipal applications include;
- Intake water
- Process water
Common meters include;
- Meters to suit pipe sizes from15mm to 3000mm
- Mechanical meters
- Insertion electromagnetic meters
- Full bore electromagnetic meters
- Ultrasonic meters – for clamp on installations
- Pulse output and 4-20mA output
Leading brands include Krohne®, Sitelab®, Seametrices® and Dorot®.
Vodafone and 2degrees’ 2G voice networks plan to close and it will not be possible to use a 2G mobile phone with any New Zealand Sim card.
Spark does not have a 2G network. It adopted 3G as its minimum standard when it switched off its CDMA network and launched its XT mobile network in 2009.