Pune plans to install Sensus iPERL smart water meters over a period of three years and aims to cut down its non-revenue water by around 50 per cent during the period
Sensus, a brand of Xylem, announced that it will deploy iPERL smart water meters for Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) water distribution project. The company has been selected as a technology partner of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) to ensure the successful implementation of PMC’s innovative 24×7 water distribution project.
The water distribution project of PMC is aimed at ensuring continuous water supply and to significantly cut water loss. PMC has invested in more than 275,000 Sensus iPERL smart water meters for monitoring, managing and measuring activities across its network. Pune plans to install these meters over a period of three years and aims to cut down its non-revenue water by around 50 per cent during the period.
Making the city more sustainable
Commenting on the development, V. G. Kulkarni, Chief Engineer, PMC, said, “We are extremely proud to be the first Indian city to deploy cutting-edge smart water meters. This is just the first step on our journey towards making Pune a more sustainable and self-sufficient city committed to conserving water. We are confident that Sensus is the right partner to ensure that we achieve these goals.”
Tom Mills, Vice President, Strategic Solutions, Sensus, said, “The investment in smart technology presents a tremendous opportunity for PMC to gain an in-depth understanding of the network and respond accordingly to improve its performance. We are delighted to be working with PMC and L&T and hope other cities follow in their footsteps.”
Pune is the first city in the country to implement a programme that is aligned with the Smart City Mission. The municipal corporation was motivated by tremendous growth in the city’s population in the last decade and the resultant strain on its water supply. To meet the increasing demand and to prepare for a potential water crisis in future, PMC launched its water distribution project to make sure that it could provide continuous water supply to the people.