The Water Services Corporation has joined SWAN, the Smart Water Networks Forum, to further showcase the acceleration of smart water technologies as part of our water management efforts.
The WSC which is celebrating its 30th year anniversary has long been a pioneer in adopting digital solutions to help address many critical challenges, including the noteworthy water leakage strategy powered by smart meters.
CEO Ivan Falzon in an interview conducted by EME Outlook Magazine, stated: “The commodities of the next generation will be data and water because both will be key to the survivability of nations and communities.” In such unprecedented times, this couldn’t be more relevant as utilities of all sizes are taking more evidence and data-based approach to provide value to their customers in the form of reliable water supply and quality and proactive customer service.
Commenting on their relationship with SWAN and smart metering activity, Luke Pace, Revenue Assurance Manager at WSC, remarked: “Having first presented the smart metering project by WSC at the SWAN Conference in London in 2016, various discussions followed this up with various SWAN Members in the following years. The WSC has installed smart meters recording hourly data at over 93% of its billed customers and looks forward to empowering its users in utilising the available data for their benefit. “
Inġ. Pace will also be leading and facilitating a new, SWAN “Smart Metering Community of Practice” to be launched early this year. This exciting initiative will convene diverse, global utility and industry thought leaders in cross-regional dialogue and knowledge-sharing to further drive smart metering campaigns based on defined challenges, requirements and future plans.
Commenting on this membership news, Amir Cahn, SWAN’s Executive Director said: “We have been following WSC Malta’s impressive efforts in the smart water sector for the past five years and are thrilled to welcome them to our fast-growing global network officially. We’re especially excited about Luke leading the new, SWAN Smart Metering initiative and are looking forward to the meaningful discussions which will leverage collective industry expertise.
The WSC has recently launched a new service whereby via its smart metering system, customers with abnormal water consumption are being alerted via SMS to check for a possible leak. Customers can also view their daily water consumption via the Corporation’s website at live.wsc.com.mt