Many consumers almost take water for granted, bringing pricing pressures that impact investment and operational costs. Processes must operate within strict regulatory guidelines that can vary across the world to maintain the safety of supply and protect the environment. Any company in this industry needs to be able to depend on technology that can address these challenges, providing high performance, reliable but economical solutions. Being an open network, CC‑Link provides a broad range of over 260 partners who can supply all the critical aspects of a water management system, from inverters to I/O. Integration with communications over wide areas and SCADA system integration is also possible to meet the needs of applications that can range over many miles.