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AWWA Attendees Reveal Priorities in AMI and Smart Metering for Water Utilities

Reliability and accuracy are rated top performance factors

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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