Automated metering infrastructure (AMI) technologies are effective solutions providing enhanced visibility and exceptional system control to water utilities. Meters are connected to a central software center, allowing the AMI system to provide two-way communication and offer hands-on access to data in real-time. As a result, a water utility team, equipped with this knowledge, can detect and fix leaks quicker, drive revenue management, devise informed water conservation strategies and they are better able to meet reporting compliance requirements.
Water utilities should evaluate a trio of factors when brainstorming a plan to deploy a new AMI system or when they plan to upgrade an existing one: major considerations, phasing, and the best workforce for installation. These fundamental factors will assist with figuring out how the utility goes about deployment and prepares and communicates its plan to its water customers.
To elaborate, let’s briefly delve into a few things utilities should consider. For example, what are the dependencies regarding resources and a timeline? Should there be a pilot phase to put the system through its paces? Utilities may need to install new equipment based on budget or scheduling limitations, concentrating first on residential and then commercial, for example. When and how will your inside team be involved in the deployment process?
The Avanti Company was founded in 1977 by Paul and Justine Devlin and is headquartered in Avon Park, FL. We provide water meters, metering systems, AMI support, on-site flow meter testing, sewer flow monitoring, inspection, and assessment services for the water, wastewater, agricultural, petroleum, and industrial marketplaces. Avanti represents products from McCrometer, Itron, Badger Industrial, Hach Flow, Honeywell/Elster, 64 seconds, Infosense, Nicor, and others. Please visit our website at www.avanticompany.com, email us at email@example.com, or call us at 863-453-5336 for assistance with all of your flow meter and metering system needs.