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In order to maintain a clean and safe water supply for their communities, water utilities take water storage tanks out of service every 3-5 years to conduct inspections. If water utilities joined drones and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) with secure AT&T Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity and a video analysis platform, they could keep their tanks in service, reduce inspection time, and avoid unnecessary risk of injury. If utilities used this method to inspect 10% of the water tanks in the U.S., they could save about 1 billion gallons of wasted water, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by roughly 2,000 metric tons of CO2e, and lower inspection costs by approximately $12 million every year.