A remote water pressure monitoring system can provide a notification to a wasteful water leak, or an alert that prevents a water system disaster!
For example, a small water system serving 80 homes operates with booster pumps drawing from a reservoir, fed by a well, to maintain a constant pressure 24 hours a day. The peak demand of the system exceeds the well production, so a large reservoir is needed to provide these peak flows.
A water line break could drain the reservoir in a short period of time. So, the system needs careful attention. A means of remotely monitoring the water pressure and being alerted of a pressure drop is needed.
This system has installed a DC-DP cellular pressure monitoring system produced by LEC, Inc. that will provide live data and send text messages in the case of a pressure drop. This is a cellular device that operates from an internal battery and doesn't rely on external power. The cellular platform is private and secure. Data is recorded and transferred to the management computer and mobile devices. Even small leaks can be revealed by monitoring the data.
With the remote pressure monitor in place, the water system is protected from running the reservoir empty, forcing a boil order, and leaving the homes with no water for a period of time. With real time alerts, on call maintenance can service and repair the system before catastrophic consequences occur.