Nearly 70% of water meters will be digitalized (Cartagena, Murcia)
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The City Council of Cartagena (Region of Murcia) has announced that, in the coming months, the municipal water service will carry out the project 'Cartagena Agua Digital' to digitize about 70% of domestic meters, advance in cybersecurity and improve the monitoring of the sewerage and rainwater network.
Cartagena, Region of Murcia, Spain
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- The 'Cartagena Agua Digital' project, developed by the water concessionaire Hidrogea, will promote remote reading to have thousands of data on supply and consumption, which will allow making the best decisions in real time on a daily basis, in episodes of drought and in the DANA. With this action, the sensorization, monitoring and digitalization of the drinking water supply and purification infrastructures of the entire municipality will be increased.
- This project has been the beneficiary of 8 million euros of aid from the Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation (PERTE) for the Digitalization of the Water Cycle, financed with European Next Generation funds and awarded by the Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge.
- The objective of the municipal water service of Cartagena is to advance in the modernization and digitization of the service, a goal that started several years ago with the creation of Dinapsis, a center for water efficiency and climate change, and from which the entire water cycle is controlled digitally.
- Cartagena Agua Digital' is developed through the digitization of the entire urban water cycle, from catchment and distribution to the sanitation and purification network, with the aim of providing higher quality service and more security. Specifically, the project will develop systems that ensure cybersecurity to shield one of the most sensitive and essential services.