BELLINGHAM, Wash., May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — APANA and Walmart Inc. are expanding a water conservation pilot program at Walmart stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. As a result of a successful proof of concept from three stores that began in 2017, a total of 11 stores will add APANA’s Intelligent Water Management Platform.
APANA’s secure IoT solution connects meters and sensors around Walmart stores using APANA-designed devices that leverage industry leading Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies. With high resolution data and cloud analytics, APANA monitors the water infrastructure to identify anomalous use in real time. Insights and actionable, step-by-step guidance to fix problems are sent to the right person at the right time.
“We’re thrilled to be building on the successful proof of concept and further integrating APANA’s platform across Walmart’s stores in the region,” said Matt Rose, co-founder and CEO of APANA. “It’s a testament to not only Walmart’s commitment to sustainability but also its relentless focus on driving down costs across their operations.”
During the expanded pilot program, water meters and technology will collect, analyze and communicate water use data from the 14 Walmart locations. By illuminating water use in real-time, and translating that consumption data into informative alerts, staff can immediately stop leaks, fix equipment malfunctions and improve operating processes. The additional data generated from the expanded pilot will provide Walmart leaders even better insight into their overall use of water.
“Our commitment to helping customers save money and live better means constant review and enhancements around our own costs,” said Carlo Bertani, Sr. Manager of Water Resilience at Walmart. “With APANA, we can fundamentally understand and optimize our water use which not only reduces our costs, but more importantly will help Walmart be a stronger community partner.”
APANA has successfully deployed its platform with customers across more than 600 cities globally. In the commercial, industrial, and institutional sectors, APANA focuses on grocery, hospitality, food and beverage, as well as cities and other public institutions.
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 265 million customers and members visit our more than 11,200 stores under 55 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2018 revenue of $500.3 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.
APANA is the creator of the Intelligent Water Management PlatformTM, a secure IoT solution that delivers smart water management as a service for facilities everywhere. Customers include Fortune 500 companies, public institutions and cities. We are dedicated to providing practical solutions for smart water management so facility operators and property managers can avoid costs, protect assets, and eliminate waste. All while helping to ensure the sustainability of Earth’s most precious asset – water. More information is available at www.apana.com.