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North Carolina's First Itron AMI Project

MeterSYS, in partnership with United Systems & Software, Inc. and Itron, Inc. has completed installation of North Carolina’s first Tower Collector Units (TCUs) in support of Itron’s ChoiceConnect AMI solution for the Town of Fuquay-Varina.…

Happy Birthday, Mr. Newman

You might have known Paul Newman was a famous actor and founder of Newman’s Own food company, but did you know he was also a race car driver, double-majored in drama and economics, served in the Navy and saw action in the Pacific in WWII,…

MeterSYS Supports the North Carolina Local Government Budget Association (NCLGBA)

The MeterSYS... Advanced Metering Solutions team is sponsoring the NCLGBA Winter Conference in Pinehurst this week. Local government budgeting professionals understand the value metering automation and improved billing processes provide for…

MeterSYS Continues the Global Run 4 Water Tradition

One important element missing from my run Saturday morning, other than oxygen in my lungs, was music. Spotify is my most-used app and I have a playlist for just about everything, so of course I had customized tunes to cover the sound of my heavy…

MeterSYS Partners with the Safe Water Network

MeterSYS is proud to announce that we have become an official Funding Partner of Safe Water Network to support the construction of a water station in India. Safe Water Network is demonstrating at scale the viability of small water enterprises to supply underserved communities with safe, affordable, reliable water.

MeterSYS and Hurricane Florence Relief

Last week our Client Services Director, Lauren Brown, drove down MeterSYS-funded supplies to the Town of Kenansville in support of their shelters and any people seeking help in the Kenansville area.
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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.