- Olea is the first member of The Water Tower’s new transformative partnership level designed to advance new technologies to support the water industry
- Olea Edge Analytics uses artificial intelligence to monitor key utility assets to detect water loss and performance issues, and help identify needed system repairs
- Utility managers and the public can see Olea’s smart water monitoring technology during a tour of The Water Tower at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. & AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#IIoT—The Water Tower (TWT) today announced a new Transformative Partnership with Olea Edge AnalyticsTM, a technology innovation company based in Austin, Texas. Olea is the first member of TWT’s new transformative partnership level designed to advance new technologies to support the water industry.
Olea Edge Analytics uses artificial intelligence to monitor key utility assets to detect water loss and performance issues, and to help identify needed system repairs. Olea’s Meter Health Analytics™ solution diagnoses the health of large commercial and industrial water meters, which can lose accuracy by more than 10% per year under normal conditions. The technology identifies water loss on a system and where utilities may be experiencing revenue loss that can impact costs for their customers.
Olea recently installed its smart water monitoring technology at TWT to demonstrate how it can benefit water utilities by saving water and money.
“Tests of Olea technology have identified water loss that traditional inspections would not detect,” said Melissa Meeker, CEO of The Water Tower. “This is a great example of how new technology can help utilities tighten up their systems and make sure every drop of water is accounted for.”
The City of Irving, Texas, recently tested the Olea technology through a pilot program on some of its large water meters. The program reduced water loss and improved billing accuracy for its largest customers, which also recovered an estimated $160,000 in annual revenue.
“Using Olea’s technology, utilities can identify the most critical performance problems, prioritize repairs and prevent the loss of millions of gallons of water,” said Quinn Jackson-Elliott, VP of Government Relations at Olea Edge Analytics. “Our partnership with The Water Tower gives water utilities — large or small — the opportunity to see first-hand how this technology can improve their operations and bottom line.”
Utility managers and the public can see Olea’s smart water monitoring technology during a tour of The Water Tower at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. To register for the tour, visit https://tinyurl.com/tower-tour.
About The Water Tower
The Water Tower is a new breed of innovation center providing answers to a multitude of complex challenges facing the water industry through an integrated approach to applied research, technology innovation, workforce development, and stakeholder engagement. The Water Tower’s mission is to build a thriving ecosystem of water innovation fueled by imagination, informed by research, and powered by pioneers. For more information, visit www.theh2otower.org.
About Olea Edge Analytics
Olea’s proven technology empowers utilities to optimize water delivery, billing and conservation so cities can generate millions more in revenue. Committed to helping water utilities combat aging infrastructure, meet greater demand and limit rate increases, Olea’s patented solution combines AI and edge computing capabilities to bring transparency, accuracy and reliability to the delivery of the world’s most precious resource. For more information, visit oleaedge.com.
The Water Tower
Strategic Director of Research and Engagement, The Water Tower