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Sensus wins ‘Best Smart Utility Solution’ award

Sensus wins ‘Best Smart Utility Solution’ award

August 21, 2017 at 10:05 am 0 comments

For the fourth consecutive year, the Sensus Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution has been honored by municipal utility executives as the “Best Smart Utility Solution” during the Municipal Smart Grid Summit (MSGS). The Sensus AMI solution is comprised of smart metering technology and the FlexNet communication system, a two-way networkRead More

Why Static Water Meter Technology Matters

Why Static Water Meter Technology Matters

August 21, 2017 at 9:48 am 0 comments

By Kali Gerhardt Ratepayers are the primary source of revenue for water systems. Revenue from water goes toward covering operating expenses and preparing for future capital investments. However, there is a wide gap between how much revenue utilities earn versus the amount of funds utilities will need to repair ourRead More

The True Meaning of Infrastructure-Free Fixed Network

The True Meaning of Infrastructure-Free Fixed Network

August 21, 2017 at 9:21 am 0 comments

By Kristie Anderson Water utilities are increasingly demanding four key features in their water metering solutions – flexibility, reliability, efficiency and accuracy. Whether a city is growing and needs to expand its water system to meet the increased demand, or a rural town needs to replace aging infrastructure that stretchesRead More

Taking the Next Step with Data: Achieving Financial Gain from Smart Water

Taking the Next Step with Data: Achieving Financial Gain from Smart Water

August 16, 2017 at 6:55 am 0 comments

“Smart water” is such a buzzword these days that the definition can get a bit skewed. What exactly constitutes smart water? Is it a piece of technology? If so, what does it do? Just how smart is it? Most importantly, does it help make your utility more efficient? The realityRead More

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WEF, SWAN partner to promote smart water

July 10, 2017 at 8:40 am 0 comments

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN), agreeing to jointly promote the development of best industry practices for more efficient and sustainable smart water networks. The water sector continues to promote and embrace innovation, and smart water networks haveRead More

The Indisputable Power of AMI and Analytics

The Indisputable Power of AMI and Analytics

June 1, 2017 at 9:01 am 0 comments

(Hint: It’s Cost Savings and Enhanced Utility Operations) By Joe Ball & Kathleen Dalessandro The Lake County Illinois Public Works Department in Libertyville, Ill., owns and operates two public water supply distribution systems across a large service territory in Northeast Illinois. For years, the county contracted its meter reading to aRead More

Esri ArcGIS has become a mission-critical enterprise system for local government and water utilities’ core business processes. The distinction between the software application and the GIS is no longer relevant to an end user. They have become one. This is particularly true for ArcGIS utilized by local government organizations for public asset management.

Report: Forecasted spending on smart water technology tops $20 billion over next decade

May 5, 2017 at 7:30 am 0 comments

The U.S. municipal water sector, which has traditionally been slow to adopt new technologies, sits at the cusp of change with more than $20 billion of forecasted spending on software, data and analytics solutions over the next decade. As a result, more than 40 companies are positioning to deploy state-of-the-artRead More

Sensus study explores value, barriers of smart water networks

Sensus study explores value, barriers of smart water networks

March 24, 2017 at 9:54 am 0 comments

A study by Sensus examines the operational, maintenance, conservation and financial benefits of using smart water networks to help solve water challenges. The study, titled “Water 20/20: Bringing Smart Water Networks Into Focus” was conducted through in-depth interviews, comprehensive surveys with 182 global water utilities and analyzing utility operations and budgets. TheRead More

Where Is Your Utility on the Smart Water Continuum?

Where Is Your Utility on the Smart Water Continuum?

February 24, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Smart Cities Start with Smart Water So, Where Is Your Utility on the Smart Water Continuum? By Dave Hanes What is a smart city? According to Jesse Berst, founder and chairman of the Smart Cities Council, a coalition of organizations that seeks to accelerate the move to smart cities, “It’sRead More

By more efficiently identifying contributors to non-revenue water, such as system leaks, aging assets and unauthorized usage, utilities can reduce operational expenses and uncover new revenue streams.

New York Utility Takes On Massive Leak with Smart Water Technology

December 5, 2016 at 11:55 am 0 comments

It took only a few days for Bolton Point Water System in Ithaca, N.Y., to see the results of its new Sensus smart water technology. As data started flooding in, the utility noticed that one home went from using no water to running 100 gallons per hour over the courseRead More

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