LoRaWAN - Water Metering System


  • Isyraf Ismail


LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) is designed to allow low-powered devices to communicate with Internet-connected applications over long-range wireless connections. Smart water metering system is to read water usage using a smartphone or laptop by accessing the open-source cloud. The water supply companies are having difficulties to consistently send workers on site to read and calculate the customers’ water meter every month. Thus the main reason is to develop smart water metering system uses LoRaWAN as the medium. A software development model is defined for this project which is the Prototype model. It is developed based on the currently known requirements. It also enables the user to interact with the product to understand the requirements of the desired system. The system critically analyzed by the conducted tests. There are two tests conducted which is remotely read the water meter by using smart devices and to test the range of communication between LoRa Node and LoRa Gateway. The tests show that the range between the LoRa Node and LoRa Gateway can communicate is 320 meters and it can remotely read data from the water meter by using smart devices. The analysis shows that it met the water metering system’s objectives. The prototype has been proven that it can be useful for the workers of water supply companies.