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Itron has been selected by Consolidated Utility District (CUDRC) of Rutherford County in the US state of Tennessee to modernise its water distribution system.

Itron is providing the utility with smart water communication modules to improve operational efficiency, monitor water loss and streamline meter reading.

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The utility’s transition from an automated meter reading system to an advanced metering infrastructure will provide data to help consumers optimise their water efficiency, improve customer service, protect revenue and better manage water resources.

CUDRC is one of the fastest-growing districts in Tennessee with nearly 150,000 customers throughout its service territory.

 “By collaborating with Itron, we will be able to cost-effectively improve our operations and ensure reliable delivery of water to our customers,” said Bill Dunnill, general manager, CUDRC. “This solution will help us continue to meet our mission of excellence and innovation.”

“This collaboration is an excellent example of how utilities can take advantage of our smart devices to gain actionable insights into water use, distribution, leaks and more,” said Sharelynn Moore, senior vice president of networked solutions at Itron. “We are excited to extend our work in Tennessee by modernising water infrastructure to enable greater efficiency, reliability and value.”