What does it mean to be a smart utility? Brown and Caldwell’s Smart Utility Services Leader Kevin Stively lets the water industry in on a key move to getting started and what the future holds on “Water Talk,” recorded live at this year’s WEFTEC.

On the podcast, Kevin pinpoints what the term “smart utility” really means to utilities, specifically bringing to light the dark data being collected, and how easy it is to begin by leveraging the systems they already have. There are many benefits, he says, the most significant being cost-savings and a reduction in training time — key advantages as the workforce ages. In the near future, Kevin says: “A smart utility vision will grow into more of a smart world vision of where we’re able to have utilities connecting together and sharing information in a very secure manner.”

Listen to the podcast (12 minutes, 48 seconds) here.