World Water Day 2015: GA water authority improves water conservation with communication system
In an effort to address water conservation and protect limited water resources amid drought, the Etowah Water & Sewer Authority of Northwest Georgia selected the FlexNet™ communication system and iPERL™ meters from Sensus.
RALEIGH, NC, March 20, 2015 -- In an effort to address water conservation and protect limited water resources amid drought, the Etowah Water & Sewer Authority of Northwest Georgia needed to focus on water and sustainable development -- the theme of World Water Day 2015 -- in dealing with aging water infrastructure.
As a solution, the Authority selected the FlexNet™ communication system and iPERL™ meters from Sensus, a clean technology company specializing in smart meters, software and services and communication systems, to improve the quality of life for its customers, community and the environment.
Since deploying FlexNet, the Authority has improved water conservation, enhanced customer service and reduced non-revenue water. Given the service area's mountainous terrain, the powerful, long-range radio capabilities of the FlexNet system are uniquely suited to the Authority's requirement for reliable communication.
The iPERL meters offer low-flow accuracy with high-flow durability. The Authority can accurately read the lowest usage flows, ensuring that it can account for water down to the last drop. Since partnering with Sensus, the utility is able to provide its customers with data-driven insights about their water use, helping them actively reduce their water consumption.
The Sensus FlexNet system is a long-range radio network that serves as a dedicated and secure two-way communications highway for utilities and municipalities. The network architecture requires less infrastructure than competing offerings, resulting in lower cost of ownership. In addition, FlexNet provides the redundancy necessary for system reliability -- a key ingredient for any public service or enterprise.
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.