City of Asheville selects smart water meter technology


Asheville and Cleveland, NC, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — August 4, 2010 – The City of Asheville, North Carolina has selected Mueller Systems to provide a turnkey advanced water metering solution to help it improve the efficiency and service of its water operations.

Mueller Systems will provide Asheville with installation services, project management, automated meter reading (AMR) modules and water meters for 52,000 connections.

“With our increasing awareness of the need to better manage our priceless water resources, it is even more important that we accurately account for every drop of water that is treated and distributed through our system,” said Brandon Buckner, superintendent of Meter Services for Asheville.

Mueller Systems’ AMR system enables utilities to improve customer service while simultaneously increasing operational efficiencies. Mueller Hot Rod™ transmitters enhance utilities’ ability to capture drive-by meter readings, and the open architecture of the AMR system component allows the solution to work with other brands of encoded meters that utilities may already have installed.

The Hot Rod AMR system includes a comprehensive data logging feature that allows for six months worth of hourly usage data stored at the meter, with graphically displayed alarms to enable utilities to quickly respond to customer questions and proactively approach customers about possible leaks or tampering. The system also provides a seamless migration path from AMR to the Mi.Net™ Mueller Infrastructure Network for Utilities AMI system as needs and service areas grow.