Troubles Downstream: IoT Meets the Sewer
Take an antiquated system of infrastructure, neglect it, and hope that nothing goes wrong. That can be an expensive, time-consuming proposition when something actually does go wrong. It's certainly no way to manage a network -- especially if it is the network of pipes that carries sewage away from homes and businesses in your neighborhood.
When this network fails and the sewer spills over, the results are a disaster for the environment, the property owners, people in the area, and the water authority that is financially liable for the mess.