Neptune Technology helps mitigate water scarcity with revenue enhancement analysis

Oct. 28, 2015
Amid ongoing drought in the Western United States -- particularly in the state of California -- Neptune Technology Group continues to provide answers to mitigate water scarcity, including revenue enhancement analysis.

TALLASSEE, AL, Oct. 28, 2015 -- Amid ongoing drought in the Western United States -- particularly in the state of California -- Neptune Technology Group, a developer of of automatic meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technologies, continues to provide answers to mitigate water scarcity, including revenue enhancement analysis.

Just as Neptune's R900 and R450 Systems for AMR and AMI have helped water utilities across America to recapture non-revenue water (NRW) while aiding conservation initiatives, its SEER (Statistical Evaluation for the Enhancement of Revenue) analysis tool is specifically designed to identify NRW at the water meter level.

Classified as "Apparent Losses" in American Water Works Association (AWWA) water audit terminology, water delivered to the consumer but not properly billed is the most expensive form of NRW. SEER helps highlight meter inaccuracies and identify meters to repair or replace. By projecting the return on investment (ROI) for each meter replacement, the technology generates a prioritized list of meters to address.

"In conditions of water scarcity, utilities literally cannot afford to waste water," said Tim Bianchi, Neptune vice president, Engineering. "A typical utility's large commercial and industrial water meters make up less than 10 percent of its meter population -- but between 40 and 60 percent of its revenue. SEER can show how to prevent greater losses of money and water by replacing even a small number of large meters."

By addressing NRW at the meter level, water utilities increase accountability across their service area, which has proven to curtail water use when accurate billing is re-established. Experience has shown that a utility's most economical way to increase water supply is the recovery of water that would have otherwise been lost in its distribution system.

SEER offers water utilities a ROI that can be quick and substantial, with benefits that continue long after the current drought is over. For more information on the SEER revenue enhancement analysis tool, visit www.neptunetg.com/Water-Meters/Online-Tools/. To learn more on how SEER and other tools can address the needs of utilities in drought-stricken communities, go to www.neptunetg.com/droughtanswers.

See also:

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

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


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 www.neptunetg.com.

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