RALEIGH, NC - July 1, 2010
Water utilities are seeking accuracy, reliability and minimal maintenance requirements in a smart water management system. In a survey distributed by Sensus to attendees at the recent American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) Ace10 conference in Chicago, respondents ranked their most important factors when choosing a water management system including advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and smart meter components.
According to the survey results:
- Respondents named flow measurement capability and lifetime accuracy as the most important factors when evaluating an intelligent water management system.
- 85 percent of respondents ranked ease of installation and maintenance as very important factors in choosing a water management system.
- 86 percent of respondents ranked total life expectancy of the system as very important.
- 41 percent of respondents already have a water management system, 47 percent plan to implement a water management in the next three months to two years
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