Installation cost is something important to keep in mind when dealing with water meters and your distribution network. With that in mind, there are a couple of useful things smart water meters can do that may end up being valuable and save a utility money in the long run.
Temperature detection. While temperatures rarely drop to freezing levels in Florida, frost burst is a real risk. Being aware of existing temperatures at each endpoint allows for risk evaluation, potentially preventing water loss. Additionally, temperature sensors can also inform the utility where stagnating water may accumulate.
Proactive backflow detection. A distribution network may be affected by pollution due to several reasons, among them the backflow resulting from an industrial or home installation. Though utilities typically take this into account during the installation and have preventative measures in place, a malfunction is a small, albeit always possible risk. Smart water meters can detect these backflows before they become a major issue.
Water loss reduction. In the past, the level of water loss was usually evaluated on a yearly basis, after the meter readings have been submitted and evaluated. Smart meters can measure the water loss accurately and much more consistently, giving utilities peace of mind in their water loss results while also allowing them to see results as soon as changes are implemented versus having to wait.
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, Hach Flow, Honeywell/Elster, 64 seconds, Infosense, Nicor, DoMac, Aclara, and others. Please visit our website at www.avanticompany.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 863-453-5336 for assistance with all of your flow meter and metering system needs.