AMR, AMI AND METERING RESOURCES
Water Authority Deploys More Efficient Solution For Now And The Future
Following the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2013, Water Authority of Dickson County decided to look beyond its current metering manufacturing company and evaluate other solutions in the market. Leaders from WADC began conversations with their counterparts across Tennessee to find new, longer-lasting and more accurate meters, as well as a solution that would help WADC more strategically detect leaks and efficiently manage its time.
City Of Auburndale Leading The Way With Smart Water Technologies
Located in central Florida, the City of Auburndale is a thriving and steadily growing community that boasts great spaces to live, work and play. With more than a dozen lakes and ponds within its borders, a crucial component of the city’s appeal can be found in its abundance of water. In 2016, the Public Utilities Department saw a need to upgrade aging infrastructure across its water system. The city’s water meters and endpoints had provided many years of reliable service, and it was an opportune time to investigate how more advanced technology could benefit the utility and its customers.
Aging Water System Transformed Into Leading Smart Water Solution
When water utility managers in Bedford, Texas, determined it was time to replace the city’s aging water infrastructure, they anticipated it would be a long and potentially challenging undertaking. However, by selecting a manufacturing partner with a comprehensive solutions portfolio, as well as turnkey distribution and installation partners, the Public Works Department achieved a successful and completely transformative infrastructure replacement project in less than two years. The project, which began in 2017, helped make Bedford one of the first cities in the country to deploy a smart water solution utilizing a secure LTE cellular network.
To AMI Or Not To AMI? Lessons Learned From Deployment, And Steps To Success
One of Europe’s leading water utilities shares five critical steps for successful deployment of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).
Historic Town Builds A “Smart” Water System With ORION® Cellular And BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA)
Paducah Water in Kentucky identified a need to upgrade its water system. The utility used a manual reading system for decades and investigated multiple solutions, including touch-read and drive-by systems. None of the solutions met its requirements. “In both of our attempts to deploy new solutions, we found the equipment and systems to be unreliable. We even had to stop our implementation efforts after having installed 1,000 new water meters,” said Bill Robertson, general manager of Paducah Water. “We had to keep looking.” Read the full case study to learn more.
AMA Managed Solution And District Metering Strategy Help Identify Major Leaks For Highway 71
A rural water district located between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains in Alma, Arkansas, Highway 71 Water District No. 1, services approximately 2,500 water customers scattered across 175 miles of distribution lines throughout the countryside.
BEACON AMA Helps Eliminate Human Error And Reducing Time Spent In The Field
Servicing more than 3,000 residents in the Greenfield Village and Copper Creek subdivisions in northwest Houston, Texas, Harris County Utility District (UD 15) had an aging water metering system with numerous inefficiencies. As a result, the district was experiencing lost revenues and inaccurate meter readings. It was time to replace the system.
A Combo Utility Benefits From AMI
The City of Dothan, AL, recently turned to Aclara for an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution to support its 31,000 electric and 35,000 water meters. This case study details how the city implemented a single network solution that effectively collects water and electric meter readings and provides the information needed to enhance operations and customer service for city residents.
Smart Water Network Innovations: Getting Ahead Of The Curve
As upward pressure on public agency services costs — cities, water agencies, etc. — continues to increase, utilities must get smarter. Progressive leaders are looking for forward-thinking smart city/smart agency initiatives. These include scalable communications networks with open architecture that can grow with their communities.
Purpose Of An IoT-Based Smart Water Meter
It is fascinating to see how the Internet of Things (IoT) is working in the water sector. Many countries are adopting smart meters for effective water utilization, and they further save cities against increasing water scarcity while setting permanent water-saving goals for consumers.