Smart water meters substitute meter readers

Water-link and the City of Antwerp are launching a pilot project with new smart water meters. Over 12 months, 1,000 families will use a smart meter. If the results are positive, water-link will install about 205,000 smart water meters by 2020, and every household in Antwerp will be able to monitor its water consumption remotely at any time.

Smart water meter for every Antwerp household by the end of 2020

Antwerp has been positioning itself as a ‘City of Things' for some time, where all kinds of data will be collected to improve the efficiency of services. On Thursday, water-link officially signed a concession agreement, under which a network of smart meters will be installed. ENGIE Fabricom and Hydroko will be responsible for the meters. Dozens of antennas will also be erected in the city to receive encrypted data on a daily basis.