Kennebec, Maine Water Goes Wireless And Lead-FreeSource: Sensus
Maine’s Kennebec Water District (KWD), founded in 1899, has the unique distinction of being the first water district formed in the country. In the 1980’s, KWD became one of the first water utilities to introduce automated meter reading technology to its customers using the Sensus TouchRead® system. More recently, Kennebec upgraded to a fully automated meter reading system that wirelessly transmits data from the meter to KWD’s centralized database.
KWD supplies water for domestic, commercial and fire protection purposes to a population of more than 22,500, including some 7,800 residential and almost 1,000 commercial customers. Demand for water in the Kennebec district averages 1.2 billion gallons per year and is fed by China Lake, which covers a surface area of more than six square miles.