Article | December 8, 2010

Article: Water Utilities Slow To Embrace Smart Meter Technologies

Source: Utilimetrics: The Utility Technology Association

By Utilimetrics

Water utilities appear to be under water when it comes to conservation efforts and adopting new technologies to help customers monitor water usage. Although water is viewed as a precious resource around the globe, little is being done to save water in North America.

While electric utilities pursue smart grid technologies and smart meters on a fast scale, only about seven percent of U.S. utilities have deployed smart metering technologies. Another seven percent have pilot programs in place, according to a study from Oracle, and an equal amount are in the midst of planning for adoption. However, nearly two-thirds of water utilities are not currently considering a smart meter program of any kind.