A Deluge of BIG DATA The Connected Water Utility

A | May 2, 2019

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Data management is a top concern for today’s water utilities. Without adequate technology, water utilities risk wasting time and money struggling with disparate raw data from a wide range of sources. Under the PI System, water utilities can gain access to new insights and automatic alerts when problems arise. In addition to incr

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The Ground Up was established in 2010. As of August 2018 TGU has become the leader of manufactured and engineered high quality compost, soils, and mulches in Houston, TX. In addition to being one of the largest green waste recycling operations in Houston, we also manage wholesale nurseries, stone & paver yards and offer our wholesale accounts a wide variety of landscape supplies in bulk, palletized and packaged.

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