Intelligent Water Metering

Use Case

Water Metering for utilities and smart city initiatives

With ever-increasing requirements for water conservation and sustainability, utilities begin to look for ways to become more proactive with customer water consumption.

Estimated meter readings miss key consumption problems and allow leaks and over-consumption to continue for extended periods of time. The high cost of sending workers to do regular meter readings is prohibitive, and workers checking meters won’t clearly detect large swings in consumption.

A stronger path forward is required to improve the ability of utilities to respond to issues before customers notice them. At the same time, reducing maintenance costs and billing expenses is of great importance.

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Water management is more effective with intelligent water metering.

This solution use case, provided by Sigfox on the MindSphere® platform, enables intelligent water metering that reduces operational costs while improving sustainability and ease of expanding services.

Remote water meter devices are connected through Sigfox and integrated with MindSphere to enable data storage and analysis, alerts, and remote management capabilities.

Automated billing is made possible using actual consumption data and automated meter reading. With bidirectional communication, water flows can be slowed or turned off if problems are detected in the environment. Devices measure the smallest throughputs, attempted manipulation, leakage and waterpipe breakage. These capabilities combine to reduce risk of overconsumption and related fines.


  • Network monitoring and infrastructure management optimization.
  • Automatic remote meter reading and automated billing based on actual consumption.
  • Bidirectional communication, ability to reduce or shut off flow remotely.
  • IoT Integration with MindSphre, mobile device platforms for alerts, related customer data. 


  • Reduce frequency of maintenance due to remote monitoring and long battery life of monitor.
  • Avoid fines & penalties for overconsumption due to leaks or hard to detect breakage.
  • Improve efficiency of monitoring actual meter usage for automated billing. 
  • Rapid alerts for identified issues.

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sigfox Professional Services

Sigfox offers a range of professional services to deploy this solution, depending on your needs, and accelerate your digital transformation. Services may include consulting,  implementation, integration, customization and training.


MindAccess IoT Value Plan and MindServices

MindAccess™ IoT Value Plan connects your assets and uses MindSphere applications to leverage your data.

MindService® offers training and professional services to support the development and implementation of your MindSphere solution.


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