UAE authority orders 90,000 Itron smart ultrasonic water meters

The UAE’s Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) called upon Itron to provide 90,000 smart ultrasonic water meters to upgrade its water system.

FEWA is the water and electricity provider to the Northern Emirates in the UAE and expects that the new ultrasonic water meters will improve water efficiency and reduce water losses.

According to a statement, Itron said that its static metering technology is designed to adapt to the harsh environment and intermittent water supply in the Middle East, accurately measuring consumption even when air or debris is in the pipe.

The highly meters enable Fewa and its customers to better account for water usage and limit waste. With no moving parts, Itron’s meters allow for protection against unplanned maintenance costs. The devices also help improve customer service through more accurate customer billing, it added. [UAE surpasses US and Europe in electricity and water efficiency]

Water efficiency

[quote] Arif Ahmad Berhama, director asset management for water, Fewa, said: “With water supply that isn’t constant, resulting in air in pipes, our organisation needs a solution that allows us to accurately measure and manage the delivery of water.

He added: “We have been very pleased with the performance of Itron’s static metering technology, which helps us reduce apparent water losses. Itron has been a trusted partner to us and we are glad to benefit from its technology and expertise.”

Mathias Martin, vice president of non-revenue water solutions, Itron, commented: “Our company’s static metering  technology is well suited to address the needs of Fewa as it faces challenges with resource availability and high temperatures and harsh conditions in the Middle East.”

“It is Itron’s mission to help our customers deliver and use resources more effectively, so we are pleased to help Fewa reduce non-revenue water. With greater awareness of water usage, Fewa and its customers are able to decrease waste,” he concluded. [University students from UAE develop smart utility meter reader]


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