Sensus smart water network system underway in North Carolina

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Sensus smart technology is being used to remotely detect leaks and turn on services in Richmond County, North Carolina, which has been installing a county-wide smart water system.

The Richmond County Water Department’s customers are spread out over 480 square miles, which makes meter reading a difficult and time consuming task, and finding leaks challenging.

Bryan Land, the assistant county manager, said: ‘Our service area is huge. Just getting from our office in Rockingham to the opposite end of the county can take 30 minutes each way.’

The project includes Omni and iPerl meters, the FlexNet communication system and data analytics, all of which are managed by the Xylem Sensus software as a service (SaaS) solution. The smart water system will be phased in over a three year period.


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