Digital Transformation for Water Utility Organisations

Water and Wastewater Utility organisations face significant challenges in a competitive and increasingly privatized market. Utility companies operating in today’s market are navigating population growth, climate change, regulatory pressures and customer experience, while simultaneously adapting to technological advances and digital transformation. The cost of minimising asset disruption and leakage from legacy infrastructure while surviving in a competitive supplier marketplace demonstrates the urgent need for digital solutions that facilitate service transformation.

The benefits of implementing digital transformation in Utilities organisations with GeoPal include the following transformative capabilities:

Predictive Maintenance & Smart Analytics. Consulting company CGI note thirty percent of UK water production is lost to leakage. GeoPal's IoT-enabled intelligent platform allows Utility organisations to eliminate costly, reactive maintenance, leading a shift towards a predictive model of maintenance. With IoT sensors on assets, alarms are raised when leaks or assets failures occur - before it’s too late.

Actionable Insights. Water Utility companies must transition from data-siloed to data-centric organisations. Accordingly, large data streams should be translated into actionable insights through the use of powerful Business Intelligence (BI) dashboards and analytics. All of the data captured by the GeoPal mobile app can be viewed on executive KPI dashboards, giving management real-time visibility.

Asset Surveys and GIS integration. Utilities and Utilities contractors use GeoPal to survey remote Utility assets and update the attributes of assets such as condition, photos, GPS location and so on. GeoPal can automatically pass the updated asset attributes to your GIS system via the GeoPal open APIs.

Health & Safety Audits. The health & Safety Executive UK notes that 4% of water and wastewater workers sustain a work-related illness or injury. With GeoPal, Utility organisations can increase compliance through a range of audits and inspections including Risk Assessments, PPE compliance, Vehicle Inspections and Asset Inspections.

Water & Wastewater Utility Organisations can unlock the following benefits with GeoPal:

  • Increase Field Worker utilisation rates by 20% with productivity reports
  • Reduce office administration costs by 50% by eliminating paper
  • Increase Profitability by 25% through daily Cost Performance reports.
  • Reduce Invoicing times from 30 days to 3 days with real time progress reports.
  • Increase client satisfaction by 60% with same-day project reports.
  • Reduce insurance claims by 75% with enforced health & safety.
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