Neptune helps water utilities in drought-stricken west plan for water efficiency

Aug. 7, 2015
As the drought worsens in several western states, Neptune Technology Group continues to provide its water utility customers in those areas with metering innovations that focus on long-term water efficiency.

TALLASSEE, AL, Aug. 7, 2015 -- As the ongoing drought continues in several western states, Neptune Technology Group Inc., a provider of innovative meter reading and metering technologies, continues to provide its water utility customers in those areas with metering innovations that focus on long-term water efficiency.

Rather than rushing into or relying on emergency responses, these Neptune utility customers have been able to apply existing automatic meter reading (AMR) or advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems that, in many cases, they've already been using for several years.

As an example, the core technology behind Neptune's E-Coder solid-state absolute encoder -- allowing for eight-digit meter reading, resolution down to 1/10th of a gallon, and flags for leaks, tamper events and reverse flows -- has remained basically unchanged for more than a decade. However, the company has continued to develop innovations in the years since leveraging that field-proven technology.

Today, water utilities using Neptune's AMR and AMI systems have a robust set of tools to choose from to boost water efficiency. They can pair the R900 Belt Clip Transceiver with an Android device running the NGO app to collect historical usage information and then present graphs on the spot that detail hourly water consumption for a homeowner.

The MRX920 mobile data collector helps accelerate the collection of metering data. Further, the R900 Gateway allows for automatic, fixed-network collection of data for advanced analytics at the utility office -- including the ability to capture non-revenue water in the distribution system.

Utilities in states such as California are using their Neptune systems to meet the most recent and strictest mandates and regulations on reducing water usage and loss. Even if those regulations become more stringent, the company's utility customers will already have the tools in place for compliance, plus the ability to seamlessly expand on that metering technology without having to replace the assets they already have in the field.

See also:

"Neptune Technology announces release of innovative AMR/AMI system"

"Neptune Technology adds FATHOM to Connected Utility Partnership Program"

About Neptune Technology Group

Neptune Technology Group Inc.isa pioneer in the development of automatic meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technologies for more than 50 years. Since 1892 Neptune has continually focused on the evolving needs of utilities – revenue optimization, operational efficiencies, and improved customer service. The company offers a fully integrated migration path for its utility customers to meet their needs now and in the future. For additional information, please visit the company website at


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