Sensus Smart Water Tech Can Save Utilities $ 12.5bn Annually
Georgia’s Etowah Water & Sewer Authority has selected the Sensus FlexNet communication system and iPERL meters, which the smart water technology company says can improve utilities’ system performance and reduce inefficiencies, resulting in up to $ 12.5 billion in annual savings.
In addition to the utility’s aging water infrastructure, recent droughts in the area required it to address conservation and the protection of limited water resources.
The authority selected Sensus for its FlexNet communication system and iPERL water meters. Given the service area’s mountainous terrain, the powerful, long-range radio capabilities of the FlexNet system are well suited to the authority’s requirement for reliable communication, Sensus says.
The iPERL meters allow the authority to accurately read the lowest usage flows, ensuring it can account for water down to the last drop.
Since partnering with Sensus, the utility says it has been able to provide customers with data-driven insights about their water use, helping them reduce their water consumption.
Last month Sensus announced it deployed and is managing a smart water communication network for United Water, a major utility and wastewater provider in New York and New Jersey and subsidiary of Suez Environment.
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