News | March 22, 2020

World Water Day 2020: Sensus Supports Smart Utility Networks

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Technology helps water utilities manage resources

These are dynamic times as we all face the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our families, colleagues and communities. Our nation’s resources are being stretched, front-line responders are tasked to do even more and utilities must continue to deliver essential services.

This World Water Day–and every day–Sensus, a Xylem Brand, remains committed to supporting utility customers and providing innovative technology to drive smart water management, including water loss and conservation.

The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 75 percent of water loss in systems is recoverable by getting to the bottom of leaks, unauthorized consumption or administrative errors. Utilities that leverage smart water technology gain a powerful resource to detect water loss and analyze usage. Recent examples of how water utilities are using smart utility networks to conserve resources and support community resiliency include:

  • Walla Walla, Washington detecting more than 2,000 leaks in the first year of their deployment and promptly alerting customers of any issues;
  • Seal Rock, Oregon is exceeding progressive water conservation standards set by the state. Since completing their deployment, the Water District’s unaccounted for water has fallen to around 12 percent—well below the state’s 15 percent benchmark.

Learn more about how Sensus smart water solutions can help utilities curb water loss (https://sensus.com/solutions/non-revenue-water/) and improve conservation efforts.

About Sensus
Sensus helps a wide range of public service providers—from utilities to cities to industrial complexes and campuses—do more with their infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities. We enable our customers to reach farther through the application of technology and data-driven insights that deliver efficiency and responsiveness. We partner with them to anticipate and respond to evolving business needs with innovation in sensing and communications technologies, data analytics and services. For more information, visit sensus.com.

About Xylem
Xylem (XYL) is aleading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges.The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings.Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced infrastructure analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities.The Company’s more than 16,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York, with 2019 revenue of $5.25B, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands. For more information, visit www.xylem.com.

Source: Sensus, a Xylem brand