Too much water in the Oroville Dam caused a water crisis when the levee broke. Over 100,000 California residents and citizens had to get out and evacuate their houses.
What happened? As this article mentions – there was too much water, Army Corps standards are unsafe, and we need to store less water there in the dam.
Does this mean that now’s the time for California spend more money on water? There’s been double the usual quantity of rain.
And a 5 year California drought has ended. Have a look at this LA Times write-up on what the governor is likely to do about water.
See this NPR story about how critical it is for your water treatment plants and infrastructure to be safely maintained.
What about water flow meters and water usage? Water distribution pipes rupturing? Another reason to remotely monitor water and industrial equipment to know when it needs fixing.
Take a look here to see a recent example in Texas where a community could not drink water from the tap before boiling it first. You and your family can quickly become at risk due to water leaks and water pipe problems.
The mayors of Chicago and Montreal have warned about environmental impacts of cutting EPA funding. This article discusses more about this topic and other critical, clean water at the recent Urban Waterways Forums.
How can you help your water situation?
Fortunately, today’s technologies like Industrial Internet of Things / IoT sensors allow you to remotely monitor water.
These water monitoring systems are rapidly deployable and extremely cost-effective. Whether it’s monitor water quality, water usage, or anything else fluids related, it’s quicker and easier than you think.
Is your organization ready to help protect and maintain our water and air?