Virginia utility announces US’ largest deployment of remote disconnect meters


Newport News Waterworks, the second-largest water utility in the US state of Virginia, has announced an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project with Mueller Systems and Ferguson Waterworks.

The project will include smart water technology and is claimed to be the largest deployment of remote disconnect meters in the US.

The smart water meter project will be deployed over the next four years.

The AMI system will leverage a water intelligence platform that provides data insights into a water utilities’ distribution system.

John DeYarman, vice president of Mueller Systems, said the remote disconnect meters will “provide enhanced customer service and operational efficiencies in metering with the capability to generate insights across the water distribution system in the future for leak detection, pressure monitoring and water quality.”

Brandon Mathews, business development manager for Ferguson’s Meter & Automation Group, added that the new smart water platform “will service the Newport News area for years to come as they evolve and grow within a dynamic Coastal Virginia region”.