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Conservation and AMI

The MeterSYS team is proud to announce a new white paper centered on the topic of conservation. Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) not only provides an opportunity to increase utility efficiency and customer care but an opportunity to decrease environmental impact. As can be seen in the article, utilities have seen the benefits of considering the environment that includes lowering fixed and variable costs. Check out the article below!

Advancing Ordinances and the Public Water Utility

Recently, there has been an exciting expansion in the definition of “assets” for the public water utility that could encourage more ‘green’ infrastructure to be funded. This is being encouraged by the GASB 62 rule. This rule has been on the books for years, but clarifying the rule is giving it new life to the public water utility. This update was carried out by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB), which is a private-sector organization that establishes accounting and financial reporting standards within the United States. The clarified rule is relevant to public water utilities because assets must be utility-owned infrastructure to be supported by bonds.

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.

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…

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…

Know Your Water

After the Flint Michigan water crisis, local municipalities have been seeing the growing concern from their citizens wanting to know the facts about their drinking water. The ability for consumers to know what is in their personal drinking water…

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.…

What is in Your Drinking Water?

After the Flint Michigan water crisis, local municipalities are seeing the growing concern from their citizens for safe drinking water. While local governments make sure to test their water on a regular basis, it is tested from the source before…

Combatting Wasted Water: How Smart Water Meters Help Us Conserve

Some of us have very busy lives from the time the alarm goes off in the morning until the sun sets on our commute back to home. After a long day, what is one of those things that we look forward to doing? Taking a shower. As we all enjoy our…