Tag: AMR

Automated meter reading (AMR) is a technology that automatically performs what was once a manual data collection operation and transmits these data back to the utility for analysis and metering. This allows for real-time measurement of water use and accurate billing based on actual consumption instead of estimates based on past usage. The types of AMR technologies generally available for water metering data now include handheld or touch technology, mobile, and network technologies using telephony platforms (such as wired and wireless systems), radio frequency, and power line transmission systems.

How Utilities Can Communicate the Benefits of AMI to Customers

How Utilities Can Communicate the Benefits of AMI to Customers

Smart meters enable demand-response and time-of-use pricing schedules, as well as improved distribution system performance. Proponents say they promote increased efficiency, but skeptics raise concerns about privacy, health, and cost. Some customers choose to pay a premium to opt out of updates, preferring their traditional analog meters.

Communication is Key

Communication is Key

Smart meters enable demand-response and time-of-use pricing schedules, as well as improved distribution system performance. Proponents say they promote increased efficiency, but skeptics raise concerns about privacy, health, and cost. Some customers choose to pay a premium to opt out of updates, preferring their traditional analog meters.

How to Educate the Public About the Benefits of AMI

How to Educate the Public About the Benefits of AMI

In recent years, municipalities and utility companies have endeavored to learn how to capture, access, and manage data provided by Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). Now, they have another challenge: Teach the public about the benefits of AMI.

“There’s confusion about what AMI is,” postulates Robb Barnitt, CEO of Dropcountr.com, a software

Water Demand Management

Water Demand Management

Mni wiconi is Lakota for “water is life.” The phrase articulates a fundamental truth. Our lives depend on water. Planning to meet and manage demand is essential.

On the Pulse

On the Pulse

The town of Olds in Alberta, Canada, faced a daunting task. The public works and utilities department, serving the town of approximately 8,000, set out in 2007 to decrease the municipality’s total water usage by 10% by January 2017, using the amount of water it consumed in 2006 as a

Water Demand Management

Water Demand Management

Mni wiconi is Lakota for “water is life.” The phrase articulates a fundamental truth. Our lives depend on water. Planning to meet and manage demand is essential.

Global Awareness and Grace

Global Awareness and Grace

In an effort to better understand women’s participation in the water industry and the water supply network, last May Water Efficiency magazine explored the topic by way of an interview with Kirsten deVette of the International Water Association.

We learned that in many parts of the world women bear the primary responsibility for

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VIVAX-METROTECH CORP.
Vivax-Metrotech offers the tracer gas leak detector HL5000-H2, which can also be used with acoustic sensors. This leak pinpointing system saves the cost of having a second device. Its ease of use and special features make it a versatile instrument suitable for the toolbox of anybody in the leak

Counting the Drops

Counting the Drops

Leaks are never good, whether it’s a leaky boat or a leaky pipe system. Even advanced water utility systems can experience water loses ranging from 10 to 40%, with these losses being proportional to the population of the urban area serviced by the water distribution system. Large cities like New York,

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