City of Raleigh automates its water meters


Raleigh WaterRaleigh, NC — (METERING.COM) — September 7, 2006 – The City of Raleigh in North Carolina has chosen Neptune through a request for proposal process as its supplier of water meters and AMR systems. Neptune’s ARB® Utility Management Systems™ will be used to automate 140,000 water meters in the City’s service area.

The meters will be equipped with ProRead absolute encoder registers and R900® radio frequency meter interface units for pit applications. The City will use Neptune’s mobile data collectors for monthly meter reading, and the CE-based handheld readers and RF receivers for on-site data collection. Utility Partners of America will provide the installation services.

Charles Langston, the City’s Meters Operation Superintendent, says: “This project is the summation of many years of discussion and evaluation, working toward the best methods to implement a comprehensive AMR system.”

Neptune has also won a contract with the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority to use its ARB Utility Management Systems to read the Authority’s 44,000 meters. All meters in the Florida Keys – a 130 mile long chain of islands – will be replaced or retrofitted with Neptune’s T-10 meters and pit version E-Coder R900i registers. Data from the meters will be read with a combination of mobile, handheld and fixed network data collectors.