United Water deploys Sensus smart water network for sustainable water solutions
Sensus has announced that it is deploying and managing a smart communication network for United Water, a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, the world's largest pure environmental services company.
RALEIGH, NC, Feb. 18, 2015 -- Sensus, a clean technology company specializing in smart meters, software and services and communication systems, has announced that it is deploying and managing a smart communication network for United Water (UW), a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, the world's largest pure environmental services company.
The solution, which includes the Sensus FlexNet™ system, 325,000 smart endpoints and Software as a Service (SaaS), will help the utility provide sustainable water solutions for its New York and New Jersey customers. UW selected the Sensus FlexNet system to more effectively track water use through on-demand meter reads, leak identification and water theft detection -- three common causes of non-revenue water.
The Sensus FlexNet system is a long-range radio network that serves as a dedicated and secure two-way communications highway and requires less infrastructure than competing solutions. The network -- along with Sensus' superior managed service offerings -- is a primary reason for UW's selection.
"The FlexNet communication system easily integrates with existing systems," said Dan Pinney, director of Global Water Marketing at Sensus. "That means lower network maintenance and operating costs associated with deploying an extensive network infrastructure."
David Stanton, president of UW Regulated Business, added, "This project is a win-win for the environment and customers. It will help to secure increasingly scarce resources for the region, accelerate our trend of reducing water lost from our distribution systems and improve the experience of our customers by providing greater billing accuracy."
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.