Myth busting more sensors means more reactive maintenance


Increasing the volume of discrete monitors in a sewer network will lead to proactive maintenance.


A scale deployment with a monitor every 10km, on average would require 11 additional dedicated crews in constant operation for regular sensor maintenance, cleaning and changing batteries.

Over a 20-year period:

  • 40,000 batteries will need to be replaced.
  • 60 tonnes of lithium batteries will be disposed of.

Check out our mini-series, where our very own Dr Paul Dickenson explains some of the science behind the facts here