According to Forbes, new mobile technologies are connecting water pipes to wireless networks. AT&T and IBM are teaming up to combat the loss of over 2.1 trillion gallons of drinking water in the U.S. each year because of leaky pipes. The companies are launching a new service that connects water pipes to the Internet to collect important data for water management officials. Sensors installed on existing water pipes will pick up any leaks and relay a mobile notification, which are then uploaded for officials to monitor. These efforts hope to help solve the water leakage problem in cities’ infrastructure and use the Internet of Things to benefit utilities.
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