Operational efficiency and conservation are increasing in focus among water utilities across the United States, however, they are especially important to Calimesa, Calif.-based South Mesa Water Company. This is because South Mesa Water Co. relies solely on its local ground water resources to provide drinking water to residents throughout the City of Calimesa and the City of Yucaipa, as it has done for nearly 100 years.
A forward-thinking water utility, South Mesa Water Co. recognized that, in order to support future service demands, it would need to implement a technology that would help it to protect its precious water sources and improve operational efficiency and customer service. As a result, officials of South Mesa Water Co. began searching for an advanced automated meter reading (AMR) system that could be integrated with the new water meters it was adding throughout its service area as part of its meter replacement program.
South Mesa Water Co. turned to Mueller Systems, a leading provider of innovative water infrastructure products and services and technologically advanced metering systems for water, electric and gas systems.