Sensus smart water network helps CA city conserve water, prevent leaks

The city of Fountain Valley, Calif., has incorporated smart water technology from Sensus to regularly monitor water usage and proactively share that data with residents and businesses, ultimately enabling the entire city to work together to conserve water and prevent leaks.

RALEIGH, NC, June 25, 2015 -- Amid ongoing drought, the city of Fountain Valley, Calif., has incorporated smart water technology from Sensus, a clean technology company specializing in smart meters, software and services and communication systems, to regularly monitor water usage and proactively share that data with residents and businesses, ultimately enabling the entire city to work together to conserve water and prevent leaks.

Fountain Valley relies on the Sensus FlexNet™ communication system, iPERL™ residential and OMNI™ commercial meters. FlexNet is a long-range radio network that provides a scalable and reliable communications infrastructure that enables smart water networks and smart cities. Likewise, Sensus OMNI commercial meters offer sustained precision over time, and Sensus iPERL water meters capture the lowest flows and maintain measurement accuracy for their 20-year lifetime.

"Sensus solutions help us to monitor drought conservation regulations so we can meet our city-wide goal of a 20-percent drop in water use," said Mark Sprague, utilities manager, City of Fountain Valley. “Here in Orange County, approximately 50 to 60 percent of household water is used outdoors for activities such as watering lawns. With the smart water network, it can help alert us to high water users and allow us to more closely monitor those accounts and work with them to find ways to help achieve better water use efficiency."

In addition to implementing a smart water network, Fountain Valley works directly with residents to conserve by offering water efficiency rebates, turf removal programs and a free water smart home survey. The water scarcity issue in California is a long-term problem, but with the improved data accuracy and applications provided through the Sensus smart water network, Fountain Valley is on the path to creating a better future for its community.

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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 sensus.com/web/usca.

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