PA water authority adopts new smart water network

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RALEIGH, NC, July 29, 2014 -- The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) has announced that it will soon implement a new smart water network to better detect leaks, manage data and cut costs across the board.

Called FlexNet™, provided by Sensus, a clean technology company, the technology will provide PWSA with the communication network meter data management software and a customer portal. The utility chose Sensus for its advanced smart water network solution and data analytics technologies.

Sensus FlexNet system is a long-range radio network that serves as a secure two-way communications highway and requires minimal infrastructure. The network architecture and device designs provide range and endpoint connectivity that is differentiated from mesh networks. The result is superior network performance as evidenced by lower network operation and maintenance (O&M) costs for utilities.

PWSA's mission is to provide its 83,000 customers with the highest quality of water at the lowest possible cost. To better meet the needs of its customers, the utility sought a solution that would easily track water, identify leaks and save customers money. The wireless point-to-multi-point network delivers data that allows customers to check water consumption and receive text messages and email alerts about possible leaks.

PWSA has already begun the installation process. By September 2014, approximately 78,000 water meter readers will be installed in homes and businesses throughout the city. By implementing smart water networks, utilities can improve system performance and reduce inefficiencies, resulting in up to $12.5 billion in annual savings, according to research commissioned by Sensus.

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About Sensus

Sensus is a clean technology solutions company offering smart meters, communication systems, software and services for the electric, gas, and water industries. Sensus technology helps utilities drive operational efficiency and customer engagement with applications that include advanced meter reading, data acquisition, demand response, distribution automation, home area networking and outdoor lighting control. For more information, visit www.sensus.com.

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