CA utility targets 32-percent water reduction with smart water network

Thanks to a smart water network from Sensus, the Olivenhain Municipal Water District of California is helping its customers achieve their water conservation goals.

RALEIGH, NC, Spt. 22, 2015 -- Thanks to a smart water network from Sensus -- a clean technology company specializing in smart meters, software and services and communication systems -- the Olivenhain Municipal Water District (OMWD) of California is helping its customers achieve their water conservation goals. Likewise, the District has completed an 8,000-meter pilot study that is using smart technology to help customers fight the state's ongoing drought.

OMWD manages its infrastructure with a Sensus smart water network, including the FlexNet® communication system and OMNI™ commercial meters. Together, the technologies will help District customers monitor usage and leaks, thereby assisting OMWD in continuing to meet its state-mandated 32-percent reduction in water usage.

"Our customers want to do their part in combating the drought. With the Sensus smart water technology, we are able to provide customers with water consumption data in a more granular manner, down to the hour, which can be very helpful in terms of identifying high-usage activities and leaks," said Joey Randall, customer service manager, OMWD. "Together, we are managing this drought and preparing for the future."

The utility also offers free workshops and recycled water for landscaping. "We have ambitious water reduction goals that we can meet by identifying leaks and helping residents and businesses find areas where they can cut back on water use," said Randall. Visit Sensus's drought resource center (here) for more information on how Sensus technologies help utilities manage water.

See also:

"CA city leverages smart water technology to improve customer service, save water"

"Sensus smart water network helps Fountain Valley conserve water, prevent leaks"


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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