AMI, AMR, and Metering Features

  1. Cape Breton Gets Tough On NRW And Saves Millions Of Gallons Of Water With The Installation Of Just One Automatic Flushing Unit
    5/3/2018

    The Cape Breton Regional Municipal (CBRM) Water Utility in Nova Scotia supplies potable water to a population of 81,000, which is distributed over 478 miles (770 km) of pipeline. To do this, they operate, maintain and manage 5 water treatment plants, 6 pumping stations, 11 water storage tanks, 8 sources of supply, 2,900 fire hydrants, 28,700 water meters and thousands of valves.

  2. Putting The Deep Freeze On Faulty Meter Box Valves
    11/8/2016

    This fall, the Prince William County Service Authority began using a device called a freeze kit, which temporarily freezes water service lines in order to replace angle valves in meter boxes.

  3. Real-Time Predictive Analytics For Smarter Smart Water Infrastructure
    5/26/2015

    Are you confused by your smart water system? New tools help utilities make sense of data and finally realize the potential of smart water infrastructure.

  4. Two-Way Fixed Network Helps Texas Community Become ‘City Of The Future’
    4/11/2014

    In January 2014, the city of Meadows Place, Texas, became the first city in Fort Bend County to fully convert to an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) fixed-network system. At the same time, the city also implemented a complete meter change-out for its 1,600 customers. Both projects represent large initiatives for the self-proclaimed “little city” with a population of 4,600 citizens.

  5. How To Predict Pipe Failures
    11/23/2016

    An extensive research project has developed a new method for predicting pipeline failures, offering a potential savior to drinking water systems.

  6. Climbing Higher For A Better View: Keys To Successful Water Management
    2/25/2015

    Many utilities are moving to a traditional business mindset rather than continuing as largely compliance-driven entities. This is challenging leaders to apply asset management and smart infrastructure strategies, to become more programmatic in managing water, and to consider the big picture in addressing public needs.

  7. Water Meter Data Management — To Sink Or SWIM (Part 1)
    1/23/2018

    The role of a Meter Data Management System (MDMS) is not well defined within the water industry. Many products on the market claim to provide MDM functionality, but few people understand the value of what these systems offer. To understand how this confusion has come about and what can be done to address data management needs in the water industry, we need to first examine the evolution of the MDM within a System for Water Information Management (SWIM).

  8. Cash-Strapped Cities Look To Smart Water
    6/21/2017

    It’s no secret that municipalities across the country are facing budget constraints.

  9. Composing A Sonata For The Smart Water Network
    4/18/2016

    Whether we like it or not, everything around us is getting smarter. And perhaps the closest water industry analogy to what’s taking place with our personal phones, cameras, and other “smart” gadgets lies in the metering sector.

  10. UAV-Based Leak Detection Platform Proves It's Worth
    7/24/2018

    In the Spring of 2018, Matchpoint was contracted by the City of Arlington to provide UAV-Based Leak Detection after onsite leaks proved to be evasive and difficult to locate using traditional leak detection methods. At that point, Arlington enlisted Matchpoint’s UAV services to locate the leak in a less traditional, but innovative new way — using the UAV to analyze RGB and thermal imagery.