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Call for Proposals to test NB-IoT-enabled Smart Water Meters321 for Proposals to test NB-IoT-enabled Smart Water Meters24/6/2021 4:00:00 PMIssue DateOverviewAbout PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency Find out more about us<p>​<strong style="text-align:justify;">​​Singapore, 25 June 2021 </strong><span style="text-align:justify;">– </span><span style="text-align:justify;">National Water Agency PUB has issued a Call-for-Proposals (CFP) today to develop and test smart water meters which operate on the Narrowband Internet-of-Things (NB-IoT) wireless communications technology. This call is part of broader efforts between PUB and the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group (comprising Smart Nation and Digital Government Office and Government Technology Agency) to leverage the latest wireless communications technology to harness sensor data. </span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span><span style="text-align:justify;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">2          PUB had announced in April that the first phase of the Smart Water Meter Programme will commence early next year. SP Services Limited was awarded the contract to supply and install 300,000 smart water meters in new and existing residential, commercial and industrial premises in seven districts<sup>​1 </sup>across the island by 2023. SP is also responsible for providing the wireless communications network, developing the IT systems, and providing operations and maintenance for 15 years. With the smart water meters, consumers will be able to monitor their daily water use and receive alerts of potential leaks and abnormal water usage. This will empower them to better manage their water consumption and save costs.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">3          NB-IoT is an open standard Internet-of-Things (IoT) communications protocol which is gaining prominence globally as a low-powered communications solution for sensors. In Singapore, NB-IoT is offered by the three main telco providers - Singtel, M1 and Starhub. This CFP is an independent trial to assess the performance, stability and reliability of NB-IoT meters for subsequent implementation of smart water meters for the rest of Singapore. ​<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">4          Up to six vendors can be awarded under the CFP to conduct independent trials using 600 smart water meters on the NB-IoT communications network over 18 months. Findings from this trial will allow PUB to validate the performance and reliability of NB-IoT enabled meters for subsequent rollouts. The trial, which is expected to commence in the second half of this year, will begin with the setup and integration of the NB-IoT enabled meters to GovTech's Device Management, Control and Data Acquisition Systems (DECADA) system, followed by six months of field data collection. The entire process is expected to conclude in early 2023.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">5          The Smart Water Meter Programme is a key pillar under the Smart PUB Roadmap, which aims to transform PUB into a smart utility of the future. These smart water meters are pivotal in enabling PUB to achieve greater operational efficiencies, providing daily water usage data that allow for optimal water production and network management, as well as quick detection and location of potential leaks within the water supply network.<span style="text-decoration-line:underline;"> </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">6          Interested parties can attend the virtual tender briefing session on 29 Jun 9pm (Singapore time), and visit <a href=""></a> for more info. The closing date for the proposals to be submitted is 22 July 2021.​​<br></p><p> <sup>1</sup>The seven locations are Bukit Batok, Hougang, Jurong West, Tampines, Tuas as well as in the new housing estates of Tampines North and Tengah.​​<br></p><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">PUB is a statutory board under the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE). It is the national water agency, which manages Singapore's water supply, water catchment, and used water in an integrated way. From April 2020, PUB also took on the responsibility of protecting Singapore's coastline from sea-level rise as the national coastal protection agency.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">PUB has ensured a diversified and sustainable supply of water for Singapore with the Four National Taps (local catchment water, imported water, NEWater, desalinated water). PUB leads and coordinates whole-of-government efforts to protect Singapore from the threat of rising seas and the holistic management of inland and coastal flood risks.  ​</p><p style="text-align:justify;">PUB calls on everyone to play a part in conserving water, in keeping our waterways clean, and in caring for Singapore's precious water resources. If we all do our little bit, there will be enough water for all our needs – for commerce and industry, for living, for life. <br></p><p>​Like us at <a href=""></a> <br> Follow us on <a href=""></a> and <a href=""></a> <br> Subscribe to our channel at <a href=""></a> <br> Download our mobile apps: MyWaters for <a href="">iOS</a> or <a href="">Android</a> <br>Visit our website at <a href=""></a><br><br></p>