Brazilian water utility to cut 50% NRW rate with Itron
Brazilian water utility Águas de Matão has signed a contract with Itron to help the reduce water losses and non-revenue water levels of up to 50 percent...
MATÃO, Brazil - Brazilian water utility Águas de Matão has signed a contract with technology company Itron to help the reduce water losses and non-revenue water levels of up to 50 percent.
The utility, which serves 27,000 customers in the City of Matão in Brazil’s state of São Paulo, will modernize its distribution system with Itron’s smart water solution, including software-as-a-service for analytics and meter data management.
Águas de Matão will use Itron Temetra’s advanced data collection and data management software-as-a service to collect and process advanced data and generate insights from across the utility’s distribution network.
The data will be available through an online, cloud-based interface that seamlessly integrates with the utility’s billing system.
Itron’s commercial & industrial water monitoring technology will allow Águas de Matão to account for lost water by remotely monitoring the daily consumption patterns of larger customers and immediately detecting events, such as leaks, meter blockages, backflow, excessive consumption or significant pressure drop.
Marcos Araújo, managing director of utilities at Aegea São Paulo, group of Águas de Matão, said: “By modernizing our distribution system and using sophisticated analytics, we will help ensure that our water resources are better managed.”
Samuel Lee, vice president of sales, marketing and solutions for water in Latin America, Itron, said: “Águas de Matão is now on the path to protecting precious water resources while also preventing lost revenue. Our smart water solution will give Águas de Matão great visibility into its operations so it can proactively manage non-revenue water.”