Water / Wastewater

Connecting and creating digital water treatment and distribution systems

Today’s water industry leaders are searching for smarter solutions to drive efficiency and innovation.

For many plants, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the answer, providing deeper operational insights that power greater uptime, site automation, and real-time performance management. FreeWave enables water utilities to take advantage of these opportunities, today.

Add a Smart Layer to Rapidly Advance Water/Wastewater Treatment Efficiencies

FreeWave’s wireless networking solutions are proven at reliably connecting diverse water utilities assets from basins to pump stations, water tanks, and more — all across expansive, rugged areas. Now, we’re enhancing that connectivity through our IQ-infused offerings which add edge computing for data processing at the source, where these assets physically reside.

Our edge computer and edge intelligent radios can be used to rapidly upgrade existing SCADA systems with IIoT capabilities at a fraction of the cost to replace PLCs or RTUs already in the field. Edge processing can free up 80% or more of existing bandwidth, allowing plants to immediately get more data from the same devices and with much lower latency than typical poll-response topologies.

water and wastewater

Enabling Technologies

Rugged Wireless Radios
Embedded to Enclosed


Edge Computing
For Smart Edge Applications

Edge Sensing
For Real-time Remote Monitoring

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What’s Enabled

With FreeWave’s reliable RF foundation and edge computing platform, water treatment plants can enable any number of smart applications, including but not limited to:

remote tank monitoring

Remote Tank Monitoring

Save multiple man days per month by replacing manual tank inspections with automated remote tank monitoring, which provides anywhere access to real-time tank levels, 24/7/365.

water level automation

Water Level Automation

Trigger pumps to run at off-peak energy hours, which can result in up to $30,000 savings per year in energy costs.

remote site communication

Network Bandwidth Optimization

Move from a poll-response to publish/subscribe architecture to reduce bandwidth consumption by 80% to 95% while gaining near real-time response times.

chemical leak detection

Real-Time Leak Detection

Remotely monitor chemical levels and set automated triggers to alert the plant to leaks, isolate chemicals, and trace the source of issues.

plant surveillance

Preventative Maintenance

Reduce maintenance costs by 10% to 40% using edge applications that enable the prediction of asset performance and failures.

water quality assurance

Water Quality Assurance

Automate the process of testing drinking water for bacteria and other potential contaminants.

wastewater restoration

Sangamon Valley Public Water District Saves 50% in Costs with Improved System

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water tank monitoring

Sylvan Lake Uses FreeWave IQ to Monitor & Control Critical Water Infrastructure in Real-Time

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It’s all possible with FreeWave.

Rapidly add a ‘smart layer’ to your existing SCADA system to gain secure plug-and-play scalability not tied to proprietary protocols and processes, as well as access to new, invaluable operational data previously left stranded in the field.


Low-power, operating in broad temperature range


60+ mile connectivity range in challenging RF environments


Include inherently cybersecure FHSS technology and multiple encryption options

Edge Intelligent

Our IQ-infused products move processing to where remote operations take place, and bring those insights to you in real time


Problems, Solved. Smart Operations, Enabled.


Problems, Solved. Smart Operations, Enabled.

See how the FreeWave platform is being used by enterprises across industries to the solve problems today, and to capitalize on future opportunities that come with a smart edge.

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Wireless M2M: Washington County Conservancy District

Case Study

Wireless M2M: Washington County Conservancy District

FreeWave creates wireless M2M system that spans 100+ miles in linear length for the St. George Water Services Department.

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Monitoring & Control: Parker Water and Sanitation District

Case Study

Monitoring & Control: Parker Water and Sanitation District

Water and sanitation district streamlines monitoring and control with FreeWave wireless communications network.

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FreeWave and Ignition Edge MQTT:

Modernize your industrial edge, today.

Together, FreeWave and Inductive Automation will transform your poll-response topology into a modern, bandwidth-efficient publish/subscribe architecture – rapidly enhancing the investments you already have.

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2020 ENTELEC Conference & Exposition, Booth #313

April 7-9, 2020 | Houston, TX

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