PA borough reduces leakages, cuts costs with smart water network
The Borough of Monaca in Beaver County, Pa., recently implementing a new smart water network and expects to save more than $2.6 million by 2026 through leak detection and increased efficiencies.
RALEIGH, NC, June 3, 2014 -- The Borough of Monaca located in Beaver County, Pa., recently implemented a new smart water network and expects to save more than $2.6 million by 2026 through leak detection and increased efficiencies.
Monaca made key improvements to its water system by incorporating the FlexNet™ advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) communications network from Sensus, coupled with Permalog leak detection. With a leak-prone, aging water distribution system, the borough sought an upgrade that would increase productivity, improve billing accuracy and save money.
Days after deploying Sensus technologies, Monaca discovered that the local water spring, a community landmark, was actually long-standing rupture, spilling more than 200,000 gallons of water per day. "This leak existed for years, dating back more than 20 years," said Borough Manager Mario Leone Jr. "Without Sensus technology, this leak would have remained undetected."
He added, "Leaks eventually tell you where they are, but can you afford to wait? With the Sensus smart water network, we are able to detect water leaks before they become costly to our community and the environment."
A smart water network, like Sensus's, is an integrated set of products, solutions and systems that enables utilities to remotely and continuously monitor and diagnose problems, prioritize and manage maintenance issues, and use data to optimize all aspects of water distribution network performance.
See also: "FlexNet: AMI solution"
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. Customers worldwide trust the innovation, quality and reliability of Sensus solutions for the intelligent use and conservation of energy and water. For more information, visit www.sensus.com.