There is little doubt that modern water meters have shown their tremendous benefits, such as getting rid of the need for manual reading for instance. As a utility, have you ever evaluated how regular meter data affects the bottom line?
Meter data has massive value, but this value is only apparent when it’s actually utilized. Smart meters produce tons of data, in many cases more than a utility may make use of. With that in mind, how does a utility go about calculating its value to determine whether it’s worth the investment?
For starters, consider pinpointing the challenges faced. Is leak detection a top priority or are you aiming to cut down on the number of field visits? Perhaps you just want a cost-effective meter solution that requires little administration. You may wish to take into consideration factors such as the cost of a field visit and how much water is being lost due to leakages. Calculating these numbers will give you a better idea of what the utility stands to gain from the data.
With today’s meters, creating results benchmarks allows for easy money savings and resource quantification. Greater accuracy, better meter reading, little to no water loss, and enhanced customer support are a couple of examples of how your smart meter can generate data value.
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, Liquid Controls, 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.