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Upgrading to an AMI Metering Solution

Bolstered by a need to upgrade revenue and efficiency operations while also reducing wastage and improving customer service, water utilities are progressively choosing advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), including smart meters.

Utilities face mounting financial pressure from non-technical water losses such as potable water system leaks due to leaks as well as uneconomical revenue recovery which can lead to millions in losses as a result of incorrect billing and theft.

AMI is a collective of smart meters, communications networks and data management, representing a central change to the water utility industry by dramatically broadening capabilities and improving data capture, usage billing, and customer interaction.

With that in mind, there are a couple of issues a utility needs to take into account if it is considering upgrading to the smart solutions of AMI. For one, smart meters provide greater accuracy and data in real time which can assist with quickly identifying leaks and, therefore, minimizing water loss. With the savings, more resources can be invested in proactive water infrastructure maintenance.

With AMI solutions, Utilities are better able to monitor their customer accounts proactively which means questions and complaints can be addressed faster and more efficiently. Furthermore, research shows that when customers are able to see the extent of their water usage, they become much more responsible about conserving it.

To read more, visit https://www.smart-energy.com/industry-sectors/smart-meters/5-considerations-for-water-utilities-wanting-to-go-smart/.

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, Aclara, Badger Meter, and others. Please visit our website atwww.avanticompany.com, email us at info@avanticompany.com or call us at 863-453-5336 for assistance with all of your flow meter and metering system needs.

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