Energy Savings Performance Contract Smart Water Meter System
The City of Madisonville is a community in Texas that is home to 4,600 residents. Faced with aging water meters and inefficient metering, the City of Madisonville entered into an Energy Savings Performance Contract with Performance Services to upgrade and install a smart meter system to allow for faster and more accurate water readings. With the new ultra-sonic water system, utility customers will receive real-time water usage data via a secure cellular network, to better understand their water consumption and identify issues or leaks sooner.
- Removal and replacement of 1,846 water meters with smart meters, for both residential and commercial customers
- Secure cellular-based communication platform for meter reading
- Installation of a cloud-based Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) system for real-time access to water usage data
- Online access to view water consumption data in real-time
The project will utilize Badger Meter, a leading marketer and manufacturer of products using flow measurement and control technologies, for all residential meters. For all commercial customers, the project will utilize Master Meter. Performance Services will also work with Badger Beacon AMA, a software suite with proven ORION® AMR/AMI water meter reading technology to provide utility management with greater visibility and control. Together the meters and advanced metering infrastructure will enable the City to reduce nonrevenue water loss and to monitor water usage with pinpoint accuracy.
Once meters are installed and the network is online, City of Madisonville residents will have access to the EyeOnWater® customer portal by Badger Beacon. This portal, available in the Apple App Store of Google Play, will provide customers with direct access to their water consumption data, allowing them to easily view, understand, and manage their water usage.
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