Putting smart cities on the fast track
Every year in France, 25% of potable water goes to waste as a result of leaks in metropolitan hydraulic systems. Birdz (ex m2ocity, a branch of Veolia, founded in 2011) has the objectives of industrializing remote water meter reading operations. Thanks to Talend’s Real-Time Big Data, Birdz is now able to proactively locate leaks, which helps them avoid shutting down an entire neighborhood or having to resort to heavy labor, all while cutting down on waste.
In addition to smart water management, other services were conceived by Birdz, for example, recording noise levels in the street, indicating an open parking space in real time, or optimizing collection shifts for a 20% savings per year in terms of waste management costs. Now, 10,000 municipal, corporate and institutional service management supervisors are afforded easy data access via a web portal operated by Birdz.
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