New Orleans Sewer and Water Board to test AMR for automatic water meter reading


New Orleans, LA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — April 30, 2007 – New Orleans Sewer and Water Board (NOS&WB) and Sensus Metering Systems will partner in a test deployment for automatic water meter reading. Sensus’ FlexNet advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution will be used to read meters in the City of New Orleans, including some that have not been read since Hurricane Katrina.

“Our need for accurate meter data in this scarce labor market led us to test the Sensus FlexNet system,” said Jacqueline Shine, NOS&WB Revenue Administrator. “We require the financial benefits and operational efficiencies that this technologically advanced metering system will provide to our customers.”

Under the purchase plan, NOS&WB will deploy 2,200 Sensus meters read by the FlexNet communications system and test their performance over the next 12 months. FlexNet is a radio frequency (RF) fixed network utility meter reading system designed to increase meter reading efficiency, reduce overhead costs, and enhance customer service. In addition, the system is designed to be scalable to accommodate growth as a utility expands the meter deployments throughout its service territory.