News | August 6, 2020

Mueller And Ferguson Waterworks Announce Largest Deployment Of Remote Disconnect Meters In The U.S.

Mueller Systems and Ferguson Waterworks today announced a new project for Newport News’ water metering system. The project will be an upgrade to the Newport News metering system and will include smart water technology.

Newport News Waterworks, the second largest water utility in Virginia with nearly 130,000 customers, has signed an agreement to install the Mueller Mi.Net Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system throughout the city including the largest deployment of Remote Disconnect Meters (RDM) in the United States. The Mi.Net system will leverage the Sentryx water intelligence platform which provides data insights into a water utilities’ distribution system. Ferguson and Mueller will collaborate to deliver the project over the next four years.

“We are excited to partner with Newport News and Ferguson to provide a comprehensive smart water solution,” said John DeYarman, Vice President and General Manager of Mueller Systems. “The Sentryx software platform along with our field-proven RDMs will provide enhanced customer service and operational efficiencies in metering with the capability to generate insights across the water distribution system in the future for leak detection, pressure monitoring and water quality.”

“It is an honor to partner with Newport News Waterworks and Mueller Systems in delivering a smart water solution in our community,” said Brandon Mathews, Business Development Manager for Ferguson's Meter & Automation Group. “As one of the nation’s largest waterworks companies, Ferguson Waterworks offers contractors and municipalities a variety of products and services. Mueller Systems offers a smart water platform that will service the Newport News area for years to come as they evolve and grow within a dynamic Coastal Virginia region. Our close partnership with Newport News Waterworks and Mueller Systems throughout this project, as well as our aligned vision and commitment to innovation, will further strengthen our position as a premier provider of smart water technology.”

About Mueller Systems, LLC.
Mueller Systems LLC is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products. Mueller has been a leading manufacturer and marketer of infrastructure and flow control products and services for more than 160 years. Mueller is a leader in developing systems and components that make collecting information easier and more beneficial to utilities and their customers. For more information, visit

About Ferguson
Ferguson is the largest wholesale distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies and pipe, valves and fittings in the U.S. The company is also a major distributor of HVAC equipment, fire protection systems, waterworks and industrial products and services. Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Newport News, Va., Ferguson has annual sales of $18.4B and approximately 27,000 associates in 1,400 locations. Ferguson and its subsidiaries serve customers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, visit

Source: Mueller Systems, LLC