In the US state of North Carolina, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities has selected Sensus for the provision and deployment of a smart utility network.
The smart utility network project will include upgrades and network enhancements for advanced leak detection and timely consumption data.
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities will deploy a mix of approximately 130,000 residential and commercial smart water meters over the next three years.
The project will start this September to enable:
- Automated meter monitoring, accurate water billing and advanced leak detection.
- Access to real-time data.
- Efficient use of staff time and reduced truck rolls for service calls.
- Improve operational efficiency and sustainability, optimise water system operations and reduce maintenance costs.
The two have also signed a 20-year partnership deal that includes Sensus providing its network-as-a-service and software-as-a-service offerings to help the city to maintain and perform software upgrades as necessary.
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities director Courtney Driver, said: “Our WaterSavvy advanced meter programme will provide both us and our customers with real-time data on water usage.
“This meter upgrade will enhance our services and empower our customers to better manage how much water they use.”