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Itron Helps City of North Miami Beach Enhance Metering Efficiency

With more than 8,000 customers spanning over 100 countries, Itron’s Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) and Advanced Metering Infrastrucure (AMI) products and services are unmatched in delivering reliability and cost-effectiveness. One of the latest beneficiaries of Itron’s industry-leading innovation is the City of North Miami Beach, which serves around 170,000 clients.

Like its counterparts elsewhere in the country, the Utility needed to update its water distribution system in order to recover lost water and revenue. This in turn would help improve operational efficiency and customer satisfaction, of vital importance in such a large and fast-growing community.

As WaterWorld reported, the City of North Miami Beach sought to resolve these pressing issues by installing Itron’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), acoustic leak detection, and cloud-based analytics – all of which reflect the latest in meter technology.

The full implementation of these solutions will be completed by this summer, but the positive results are all but assured. The Utility will be able to collect meter readings remotely, thereby cutting deployment costs and improving billing accuracy. With Itron’s revolutionary nearly live leak detection, there will be constant monitoring of distribution lines for non-revenue water (NRW), which means fewer service disruptions and more savings.

Thanks to Itron’s state-of-the-art analytics, the City of North Miami Beach will be able to collect detailed consumption and meter alerts, and to provide access to this vital information to the customer via a secure web portal. Not only will this help municipal residents better manage their usage, leading to greater conservation and savings, but it will reaffirm a commitment to transparency and accountability that is important to any public institution.

For more information on the innovative metering solutions offered by Itron, contact the Avanti Company at 800-284-5231 or info@avanticompany.com.

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