Texas city upgrades with Itron IoT solution

Itron, Inc. will install its OpenWay Riva IoT solution to provide water communication and leak sensor capabilities for the City of Pearland, Texas. The project will help the city reduce water loss and improve delivery of water to its 120,000 customers. The utility will also take advantage of Itron Analytics, a software-as-a-service offering that collects and analyzes data in the network to improve operational awareness.

To increase metering accuracy, improve customer service and provide better water consumption data, the City of Pearland will replace its existing Automated Meter Reading (AMR) system with 37,000 Itron OpenWay Riva water communication modules and leak sensors. With Itron Analytics, the city can make faster, more informed decisions about its operations and better account for water loss. As a part of the contract, Itron will install endpoints, routers and provide overall project management.

The City of Pearland (pronounced “Pear-land,” like the fruit) is a community with 120,000 residents and rated the fastest-growing community in the Houston region and the second-fastest in Texas, according to the 2010 census. The city invests in high-quality public safety, parks and recreation, public works and infrastructure, and economic development services to businesses, visitors and residents. Investment in these services has shown positive results based on a recent resident satisfaction survey in which 88 percent rated having a good quality of life in Pearland.

“With Itron’s OpenWay Riva solution, we can leverage real-time data analysis to detect water loss, engage with customers and improve meter reading,” said Robert Upton, director of engineering and capital projects for the City of Pearland. “We are excited to update our infrastructure with Itron’s solution, which will also enable us to adopt smart city technology in the future.”

“Using our OpenWay Riva solution, leak detection and analytics, the City of Pearland will be able to proactively detect leaks and empower customers to conserve water,” said Gavin Van Tonder, president of water, Itron. “This is a great example of how Itron is helping our customers better manage resources and create a more resourceful world.”

Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure services to communities in more than 100 countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. To learn more, visit itron.com.

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