Webinar | September 12, 2023

Saddle Up For The Smart Water Journey

Source: Badger Meter

Today’s water utilities are challenged with competing priorities: mitigating risk, capturing revenue, reducing cost, optimizing assets and enhancing sustainability, to name a few. For these reasons, utilities of all sizes and locations are upgrading to smart water systems.

Mustang Special Utility District (SUD) in Aubrey, Texas, began as the Mustang Water Supply Corporation in 1966, with 50 connections manually read by each customer. Today, Mustang SUD is the largest rural water supplier in Texas, with over 35,000 connections over a 200-square-mile service area. 
Mustang SUD has experienced massive growth. A traditional fixed-network system wasn’t practical for the utility’s large, mostly rural service area. Instead, a smart water system offered the ideal solution for Mustang SUD, including the flexibility to upgrade meters and technology over time. An infrastructure-free cellular AMI system has cut the reading time down to three days.

Learn how transitioning to a smart water solution can improve operational efficiency and effectiveness for your utility, no matter its size.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the benefits of cellular AMI systems
  • Understand how a smart water network can deliver flexibility and optimize operations
  • Discover how total network monitoring can benefit your utility now and in the future


Alyssa Bennett
Assistant General Manager
Mustang Special Utility District

Alyssa Bennett is the Assistant General Manager of the Mustang Special Utility District. Since joining the utility in 2013, she has served in various capacities.

In her current role, Alyssa is responsible for managing, controlling and administrating various departments for the district. Specifically, she oversees customer service, meter services, finance, human resources and development services. Alyssa holds several customer service and management certifications.

Travis Smith
Senior Director of Strategic Marketing
Badger Meter

Travis Smith is the Senior Director of Strategic Marketing for Badger Meter. He has been active in the water industry for over 25 years, with experience in water and wastewater treatment as well as water distribution.

Travis has held leadership roles with AWWA, serving as a trustee for the distribution and plant operations division and a member of the customer metering practices and water loss committees. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University.

Miles Szkoda
Water Online

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