RALEIGH, NC - June 3, 2014
With the power of a Sensus smart water network, the Borough of Monaca, Pennsylvania, has saved millions of gallons of water for future generations, reinforcing its commitment to sustainability. Monaca has made key improvements to its water system by incorporating FlexNet™ communications network, coupled with Permalog leak detection. Monaca expects to save more than $2.6 million by 2026 through leak detection and increased efficiencies.
With a leak-prone, aging water distribution system, Monaca sought an upgrade that would increase productivity, improve billing accuracy and save money. “Leaks eventually tell you where they are, but can you afford to wait?” said Borough Manager Mario Leone Jr. “With the Sensus smart water network, we are able to detect water leaks before they become costly to our community and the environment.”
Days after deploying Sensus technologies, the Borough discovered that the local water spring, a community landmark, was actually long-standing rupture, spilling more than 200,000 gallons of water per day. “This leak existed for years, dating back more than 20 years,” said Leone. “Without Sensus technology, this leak would have remained undetected. We believe that this technology has truly paid for itself.”
A smart water network is an integrated set of products, solutions and systems that enables utilities to remotely and continuously monitor and diagnose problems, prioritize and manage maintenance issues and use data to optimize all aspects of water distribution network performance.
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