Entries by Lisa Nguyen

Pressure Management and Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Managing pressure in a water distribution system is not an isolated objective. Pressure management works best as one element of a multi-faceted program that also includes acoustic leak detection and temperature monitoring. These sensor systems can become more impactful when interfaced or hosted on an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system and approached as one component of a holistic asset management program. AMI can help reduce instances of undiscovered leaks through system-generated alerts and keep track of other important metrics and indicators, such as water temperature, which would compromise the integrity of the water pipes and cause new leaks.

City of Dunn Awards AMI Program Management to MeterSYS

MeterSYS will deploy the AMI system for the City in cooperation with the prime contractor, Ferguson Waterworks, and technology manufacturer Sensus. MeterSYS program management services will provide the City with full “turn-key” professional AMI oversight for assurances of system reliability, technology efficiencies, improved utility revenues, and enhanced customer service. 

Remote Disconnect Meters: A True Value-Add

Water meter technology has been advancing steadily, providing added value to water utilities in recent years. In 2012, Mueller Systems introduced a Remote Disconnect Meter (RDM) that helped to advance the industry and raised the bar in water system functionality. Since then, Sensus has also created an RDM in the form of the Ally meter. […]

Town of Fuquay-Varina Selects MeterSYS for Phase 1 Implementation of AMI

Following completion of feasibility analysis by MeterSYS, the Town of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina has selected us to lead Phase 1 of AMI implementation beginning in May of 2018.  MeterSYS, in partnership with United Systems and Itron, will begin converting the Town’s existing Itron drive-by AMR read technology to fixed-base AMI through Itron Choice Connect. Under […]

Misconceptions On Advanced Metering (AMI)

Facebook has been in the news recently for customer privacy issues. Public concerns center around how their personal information is handled, collected, sold to third parties, and exposed to hacks or data leaks. Increasingly, there is discomfort with personal data being shared with private companies for profiling and market analysis. The scrutiny of Facebook over […]

Cybersecurity and the Modern Water Utility

Due to an increase in the real-life scenarios like this one, cybersecurity has been a thought on the minds of federal governments, the financial sector, and other organizations with a growing concern about managing access points. Increasingly, these security concerns are expanding to the infrastructure of nations like water utility infrastructure.

Water Leak Connection

Utilities across the globe are constantly looking for new ways to limit Non-Revenue Water Losses (NRWL) and more sustainably consume precious water resources. It is estimated that 6 billion gallons of drinking water is lost every day globally. Additionally, an estimated 240,000 water main leaks occur in North America alone. As leak problems can grow […]