Core & Main LP, the leading U.S. distributor of water, sewer and fire protection products, has added VEPO Solutions software to its suite of water utility operation and customer service applications. The VEPO platform allows water utilities nationwide to improve efficiencies and significantly reduce administrative costs associated with ensuring safe, clean water management.
“The advent of smart meters has revolutionized water management and now the second wave of innovation is in the software. Core & Main’s metering team is bringing more smart choices to our customers, so they can improve their performance and customer service. We are building a one-stop shop for metering, from the meters to the customer service call center,” said Wes Whitley, director Core & Main’s national metering team. “That’s why we are excited to now offer our customers VEPO’s CrossConnex and Analytix platforms, which eliminate paperwork, and provide instant access to real-time and historical test data, reports, and dashboards associated with meter monitoring and the compliance of backflow prevention devices.”
VEPO CrossConnex software helps water utilities face the overwhelming challenges and expenses in properly managing their backflow program compliance, which directly affects the safety and quality of drinking water. The software is both a mobile app and cloud-based technology that simplifies this process for the utilities.
VEPO Analytix provides an option for water utilities to outsource the operation of meter data management (MDM) software and help reduce non-revenue water. From daily to monthly reports, technicians capture, analyze, and report on data being collected. System optimization is performed to identify radios not communicating, meters not working properly, and potential network coverage issues.
“This is an exciting time in our business,” said Alan Seiler, managing director of VEPO Solutions. “Partnering with Core & Main will achieve nationwide distribution for our cutting-edge software and innovative service for water utilities across the country.”
About Core & Main
Based in St. Louis, Core & Main is the largest distributor of water, sewer, storm drain and fire protection products in the United States. Operating more than 250 branches nationwide, the company combines local expertise with a national supply chain to provide contractors and municipalities innovative solutions for new construction and aging infrastructure. Core & Main’s 3,000 plus associates are committed to the safe distribution of water and fire protection to help communities thrive. Visit www.coreandmain.com to learn more.