Itron to install 280,000 smart water meters in Kentucky
Liberty Lake based IoT provider Itron has signed a contract with Louisville Water Company, in Louisville, Kentucky, to replace around 280,000 water meters.
Itron will install smart meters in their place, alongside a data management platform. It said the meters capture and communicate data around water usage in ‘real time’. The new OpenWay Riva modules will enable faster detection of water losses in the system, and better decision making to “minimize overall damage”.
Louisville Water Company serves around one million people in Louisville.
Dave Vogel, executive vice president at Louisville Water, commented: “Our mission is to provide safe, high-quality water and related services to our customers. Itron’s IoT solution and analytics allows us to take advantage of real-time data analysis to improve water loss detection and improve service to our customers.”
Sharelynn Moore, senior vice president of networked solutions at Itron, said: “We are excited to collaborate with Louisville Water to empower customers to monitor their water usage and better manage resources. This is yet another example of how Itron’s water solutions are enabling utilities to create a more resourceful world.”