Water companies are now often DRIP (Data Rich, Information Poor). They are drowning in data (excuse the pun) and often only utilise data and its analysis after an event. There is a need to move to more autonomous systems that highlight areas that require immediate engineering intervention based on network telemetry data.
There is now a huge amount of data that is being collected on water networks in terms of pressure and flow to help operate networks more efficiently and combat water loss. The current issue with many water companies is identifying the value in this data.