The new ally™ water meter from Sensus is an integrated three-state valve that enables utilities to remotely turn on water for a new account, turn it off in the event of a leak or reduce the flow. The reduced flow option helps utilities manage high maintenance accounts, write-offs for bad debt and collections. The ally meter’s alarms can also alert utilities when there are empty pipes, reverse flow, leaks and tampering. In addition, the ally meter contains sensors for monitoring pressure at the service connection. When used with the Sensus® Smart Gateway Sensor Interface and Sensus Essential Water Analytics, utilities can create a map of the complete service area.