As one of sixteen Critical Infrastructure Industry (CII) sectors, Water and Wastewater Treatment systems are essential for supporting the country’s economic/political stability and national public health. Entities operating within this industry rely on an integrated communications networks to support critical processes that enable the delivery of quality water for vital end-uses (drinking, industrial water supply, irrigation, etc.) and the removal of contaminants from wastewater or sewage for its reintegration into the water cycle.
With licensed spectrum, entities can deploy private Internet of Things (IoT) network solutions for depth, level, pressure monitoring, pumps and generator monitoring and control, leak detection, and sewage backup/blockage detection, among other applications. Furthermore, licensed spectrum supports LTE Narrowband Internet of Things (LTE NB-IoT) applications, a technology can continues to revolutionize the standard of Water and Wastewater Treatment systems. For instance, as recently as December 2, 2019, the world was introduced to the first-ever water leak detecting noise logger based on NB-IoT for permanent monitoring of water distribution mains. Moreover, in Jacksonville, FL, Select Spectrum and Puloli have partnered with JEA to deliver LTE NB-IoT solutions to their Wastewater Utility division. As the US continues to shift towards a society centered around technology - as exemplified by the growth and prominence of smart cities - a robust communications network on dedicated, licensed spectrum is an investment that can save money in the long-run for entities in the Water and Wastewater Treatment industry while mitigating the risks that come with operating critical infrastructure, whether it be from weather, natural disasters, or others.
If you are an entity within the Water and Wastewater Treatment sector seeking to learn more about how licensed spectrum can support the mission-critical nature of your business, give us a call or email to schedule a consultation.