AMR/AMI

The Impact of COVID-19: Digital Solutions to Mitigate Infrastructure Costs & Public Health Risks

The Impact of COVID-19: Digital Solutions to Mitigate Infrastructure Costs & Public Health Risks

April 6, 2020 at 8:58 am 0 comments

By Greg Baird Overnight, our worldview on public health has changed. The global threat of COVID-19 has forced all of us – as individuals, as families, as communities and as water operators – to re-evaluate our priorities. Water and wastewater facilities are re-examining emergency plans, standard operating procedures (SOP) andRead More

WATCH: WF&M contributor Greg Baird chats with editor Andrew Farr about COVID-19

WATCH: WF&M contributor Greg Baird chats with editor Andrew Farr about COVID-19

April 6, 2020 at 8:50 am 0 comments

Greg Baird is president of the Water Finance Research Foundation and a frequent contributor to WF&M. As a management consultant, he specializes in long-term utility planning, water infrastructure asset management and capital funding strategies for municipal utilities in the United States. He has served as a municipal finance officer in CaliforniaRead More

Master Meter, WaterSmart announce collaboration

Master Meter, WaterSmart announce collaboration

April 6, 2020 at 7:37 am 0 comments

Master Meter, Inc. and WaterSmart Software, have announced the formation of a strategic partnership that will allow Master Meter’s water management solution portfolio in the United States to include WaterSmart’s consumer engagement technology. The collaboration between Master Meter and WaterSmart will help deliver actionable data insights to utility staff aimedRead More

Core & Main acquiring R&B Co.

Core & Main acquiring R&B Co.

March 11, 2020 at 9:48 am 0 comments

Core & Main LP, a U.S. distributor of water, sewer and fire protection products, announced recently it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire underground utility distributor R&B Co., based in San Jose, Calif. The acquisition will mark Core & Main’s 10th transaction since becoming an independent company in AugustRead More

Badger Meter receives Smart 50 award for smart water deployment

Badger Meter receives Smart 50 award for smart water deployment

February 24, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Badger Meter, a global manufacturer of flow measurement, control and communications solutions, announced it has received a Smart 50 Award in the “Urban Operations” category. The company was recognized for the role of its smart water meter technology in modernizing an aging water infrastructure system for the City of Columbia,Read More

Prevent Water Scarcity From Becoming Job Scarcity

Prevent Water Scarcity From Becoming Job Scarcity

February 20, 2020 at 11:00 am 0 comments

By Ian MacLeod It doesn’t matter which came first — chickens, eggs, farmers or consumers. When water scarcity is involved, all parties are interdependent. Limiting agricultural or industrial water use in favor of residential use does a community no good if the local economy cannot support existing jobs, or attract newRead More

Non-Revenue No More: West Virginia Utility Gets Strategic with AMI

Non-Revenue No More: West Virginia Utility Gets Strategic with AMI

February 12, 2020 at 2:02 pm 0 comments

By Dan Pinney Non-revenue water (NRW) is a longstanding issue that continues to be a thorn in the side of many utilities. For decades, utilities have struggled with 20-30 percent water loss due to leaks, emergencies or other factors. NRW can impact the utility’s business with the potential to affectRead More

Technologies such as LTE, IoT and advanced communication have allowed water utilities improve control of their water systems.

Four Trends Shaping Water Metering in 2020

February 6, 2020 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

By John Fillinger The previous decade saw the introduction and growth of smart water advancements in the water metering industry. Technologies such as LTE, IoT and advanced communications systems, have allowed water utilities around the world, and especially in the United States, to improve control of their water systems andRead More

Tacoma Public Utilities selects Sensus for AMI project

Tacoma Public Utilities selects Sensus for AMI project

February 3, 2020 at 10:04 am 0 comments

Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) has entered into a contract with Sensus, a Xylem brand, to serve as the technology provider for its advanced meter project. The publicly-owned utility offers power, water, rail, internet and cable service to downtown Tacoma, Washington, and the surrounding area. The modernization effort means new advancedRead More

Itron, CPS Energy expand collaboration on energy and water literacy

Itron, CPS Energy expand collaboration on energy and water literacy

February 3, 2020 at 9:41 am 0 comments

Itron, Inc. and CPS Energy, a municipally-owned energy and natural gas utility in the City of San Antonio, Texas, have expanded their collaboration to improve energy-water literacy and launched a new online resource aimed at providing interactive educational resources and materials to educate communities and inspire the next generation talentRead More