Remote reading of water meters on the increase


Edinburg, IL, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — July 16, 2007 – Midwest Meter Inc., a distributor of water meters, meter reading systems and related water-service products, is seeing an increased interest in its services, with a number of trials and projects underway.

The company is active in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri, installing Orion meters by Badger Meters or retrofitting existing meters so that they can be read remotely by RF, using a drive-by system. Utilities moving to remote reading benefit from being able to accumulate data that is collected every hour, giving early warning of leaks. The system also allows any tampering with the radio fitted on to the meter to be quickly identified.