PITTSBURGH, PA - April 25, 2007
New Orleans Sewer and Water Board (NOS&WB) and Sensus Metering Systems will partner in a test deployment for automatic water meter reading. Sensus’ FlexNet advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution will be used to read meters in the City of New Orleans, including some that have not been read since Hurricane Katrina.
“Our need for accurate meter data in this scarce labor market led us to test the Sensus FlexNet system,” said Jacqueline Shine, NOS&WB Revenue Administrator. “We require the financial benefits and operational efficiencies that this technologically advanced metering system will provide to our customers.”
Under the purchase plan, NOS&WB will deploy 2,200 Sensus meters read by the FlexNet communications system and test their performance over the next 12 months.
FlexNet is a radio frequency (RF) fixed network utility meter reading system designed to increase meter reading efficiency, reduce overhead costs, and enhance customer service. In addition, the system is designed to be scalable to accommodate growth as a utility expands the meter deployments throughout its service territory.
About Sensus Metering Systems
The Sensus Metering Systems companies are leading world-class providers of water, gas, heat and electric meters including comprehensive metering communications system solutions that comprise both automatic meter reading (“AMR”) and advanced metering infrastructure (“AMI”) systems. Additional linked businesses include Smith-Blair, Inc. a leading provider of pipe clamp & coupling products for the water, gas, and industrial markets; and Sensus Precision Die Casting a producer of complex, high quality die castings.
About About New Orleans Sewer and Water Board
The Sewerage and Water Board has been serving citizens of the City of New Orleans and protecting the environment since 1899. Originally formed to combat disease by providing safe drinking water and eliminating the health hazards of open sewer ditches, today the S&WB continues its mission using 21st century technology. For more information, please visit www.swbno.org.