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Why Smart Water Metering is Essential for Agriculture

Smart Water Metering for Agriculture aims to save water and energy and to ensure sustainable resource use by promoting farmer-led and market-based smart water products and services. These will also help to reduce labor and inputs, mitigate weather-related risks, and promote off-season production opportunities.


With the help of smart water metering devices, water consumption can be monitored via emails or SMS alerts. Automatic and smart irrigation is carried out with the help of IoT (Internet of Things). These devices help to provide information on pressure, humidity, temperature, and light levels.


A smart meter won’t automatically save you money, but it will bring you awareness of your water usage, which, in turn, can save you money.


Smart water meters enable you to analyze your previous usage data and adjust your current usage in order to minimize waste. If you’re proactive, you can conserve and reduce your water usage, directly reducing your overall costs.


How Smart Water Metering Benefits Agriculture

  • Remote Metering & Leak Detection

In the quest for greater water and operational efficiency, the future of irrigation lies in smart metering. As in the area of clean water, this development will improve the management of the billing cycle, including meter reading, billing, and payment collection; and, through the real-time reading of subscriber meters, you will be able to monitor and detect leaks and fraud and forecast demand.


Real-time analysis of water consumption and its comparison with historical data, as well as real-time information about the pressure in the network, will enable the sector where the leak is located to be pinpointed.

  • Smart Irrigation

In this scenario, farmers get to water their land according to the real needs of their crops and the moisture content of the soil. Based on remote sensing and sensors installed in the fields to calculate the water balance, technological solutions will indicate when and how much water should be used to optimize water resources and thus promote environmental sustainability.


Improved environmental sustainability is the main advantage of smart irrigation. By optimizing water consumption, the energy used for pumping the water is also reduced.

  • Data Integration

The ability to view all relevant system information on a single platform in real-time is key to improving decision-making. Both smart meters and smart irrigation imply that more data have to be available and ready to be analyzed.


In order to extract value from the data, irrigation associations will also need to have specialists on hand to operate this specific software.



The Internet of Things is a booming technology that is helping the farming sector flourish in almost every way possible. Implementing technology with your business not only improves productivity or profits but also brings brand value to the services that you render. In addition, it also creates a sense of credibility and builds consumer trust.


Want to enhance your business with any of our smart devices?

Send us a mail at - enquiries@iotafricanetworks.com

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