US technology giant Itron has expanded its contract with Malta’s Water Services Corporation to supply additional smart water meters for the southern European island’s smart water grid programme.

Water Services Corporation has already deployed 120,000 Itron smart water meters and has just ordered a further 33,000, Itron confirmed this week.

Malta is an island that lacks significant natural water resources, so the utility is faced with the challenge of delivering an affordable, secure water supply to its residents.

The meter programme aims to increase operational efficiency and improve customer service, and allow customers to track and manage consumption.

Stephen Galea St John, chief officer at Water Services Corporation, said: “We have been pleased with the performance of Itron’s smart water meters, as well as the company’s support.

“With this technology, we can ensure precious water resources are managed efficiently and that we are delivering a high quality of service to our customers.”

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