FL city to modernize water metering infrastructure with Itron solutions

Itron announced that the City of North Miami Beach water utility, which serves 170,000 water customers in Northern Miami-Dade County, has selected the company to help modernize its water distribution system and recover lost water.

LIBERTY LAKE, WA, Feb. 11, 2015 -- Today, Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a technology and services company, announced that the City of North Miami Beach water utility, which serves 170,000 water customers in Northern Miami-Dade County, has selected the company to help modernize its water distribution system and recover lost water.

The utility will use Itron's advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), leak detection solution and cloud-based analytics to more effectively manage the delivery of water resources, reduce non-revenue water (NRW) and conserve resources.

Itron's water AMI solution will enable North Miami Beach to enhance customer service, protect revenue, forecast consumption, analyze flow, and support district metering by leveraging detailed consumption and meter alerts collected by Itron Analytics. The utility's customers will have access to detailed consumption information through a secure customer web portal so they can better manage their usage, conserve water and save money.

The solution will allow the utility to collect meter reads remotely, increasing operational efficiency, enhancing worker safety and improving billing accuracy. In addition, using Itron's leak detection solution, North Miami Beach can monitor distribution lines for leaks, helping reduce NRW, associated costs and potential service disruptions caused by major leak events.

The Itron solution being deployed at North Miami Beach consists of water communication modules and acoustic leak sensors as well as cloud-based leak monitoring, network and Itron Analytics software applications. Installation of the solution will be complete in summer 2015.

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About Itron

Itron is a technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water. We provide comprehensive solutions that measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement devices and control technology; communications systems; software; as well as managed and consulting services. The company has thousands of employees supporting nearly 8,000 customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.itron.com.

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