AMR/AMI

The City of Gonzales was seeking to give its customers accurate and timely water bills. The challenge stemmed from manual meter reading and old, outdated technology.

Louisiana City Funds Infrastructure Upgrade with Metering-as-a-Service Program

July 6, 2020 at 9:41 am 0 comments

By Joey Mitchell The business case for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is compelling, as it provides accurate billing data, consistent and faster billing resolution, and operational efficiency through the elimination of manual operations. Access to more data lets utilities make informed decisions to streamline operations, boost customer service and provide valuableRead More

A Roadmap for Successful AMI Installations…and Key Considerations for Deployment

A Roadmap for Successful AMI Installations…and Key Considerations for Deployment

June 29, 2020 at 10:05 am 0 comments

By Thomas Butler For a water utility of any size to function properly, effective meter reading is a vital aspect of day-to-day operations. Meter reading supports both ends of the transaction, ensuring that water is being properly delivered, accounted and billed each month. With meters playing such a key roleRead More

Austin Water selects Aclara for AMI program

Austin Water selects Aclara for AMI program

June 29, 2020 at 9:55 am 0 comments

Austin Water has selected Aclara to supply and implement a landmark advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) program to the utility, which services over 1 million people across more than 548 square miles in the Austin, Texas metropolitan area. “Austin Water is excited to be working with the Aclara team to helpRead More

The Power of Metering: How Long-life Batteries Affect AMI Profitability

The Power of Metering: How Long-life Batteries Affect AMI Profitability

June 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

By Sol Jacobs Economics ultimately dictate the decision to upgrade from traditional water meters to a smart metering solution that combines robust meter construction with advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), automated meter reading (AMR) and two-way wireless communications. The newest automated meters are incredibly robust, thus creating the potential for extendedRead More

Badger Meter issued recertification for security management, data privacy

Badger Meter issued recertification for security management, data privacy

May 27, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Badger Meter, manufacturer of flow measurement, control and communications solutions, recently announced it was again awarded ISO 27001 recertification and successfully conducted a SOC 2 (Service Organization Control) Type 2 examination of its Information Security Management System (ISMS). Since 2015, Badger Meter has completed an annual ISO 27001 certification andRead More

Seizing Digital Adoption in Water

Seizing Digital Adoption in Water

May 25, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

By Jeff Lipton Challenges Due to COVID-19 As a recent McKinsey study points out, many professional organizations have excess structural capacity due to reduced demand from the COVID-19 crisis. There is an urgent need to rightsize the capital base of operations and convert fixed costs to variable costs as muchRead More

UMS launches ‘Metering-as-a-Service’ offering to drive advanced metering adoption

UMS launches ‘Metering-as-a-Service’ offering to drive advanced metering adoption

May 20, 2020 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Raleigh, N.C.-based Utility Metering Solutions (UMS) today announced the general availability of netAMP™ Metering-as-a-Service (MaaS). According to UMS, it’s the water industry’s first subscription-based metering program. The program provides utilities an expedited migration path to advanced metering – delivering all the equipment, meters, software and services to upgrade antiquated infrastructures. EliminatingRead More

WSSC cuts more than $131 million in FY21 budget

WSSC cuts more than $131 million in FY21 budget

May 11, 2020 at 10:14 am 0 comments

The Montgomery and Prince George’s County Councils recently met to approve WSSC Water’s nearly $1.5 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget. The approved budget will allow WSSC Water to continue protecting public health by upgrading aging pipes, plants and pumps across both counties to ensure safe, clean drinking water continuesRead More

Turning Weakness into Strength with AMI

Turning Weakness into Strength with AMI

April 20, 2020 at 9:24 am 0 comments

Significant Water Loss Leads to New Technologies, Improved Service for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina By Molly Kilmas The EPA report from 2014 didn’t have good news for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI). Its water system was experiencing an overall 48 percent unaccounted-for water loss.Read More

Neptune launches ultrasonic meter line for commercial, industrial use

Neptune launches ultrasonic meter line for commercial, industrial use

April 9, 2020 at 8:13 am 0 comments

Neptune Technology Group Inc. has announced the release of a complete line of MACH 10® ultrasonic water meters for commercial and industrial (C&I) applications. An extension of Neptune’s successful residential and intermediate MACH 10 meters used by water utilities across North America, these large meters will be available in sizesRead More