Nov 21, 2016

North Carolina County Installs Smart Water System

Sensus software to be phased in over three-years

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Richmond County, N.C., installed a countywide smart water system. A smart water system will be phased in over a three-year period before the checkered flag is lowered at the Richmond County Water Department.

Richmond County Water Department customers are spread out over an expansive 480 sq miles. This makes reading—and re-reading—water meters difficult and time-consuming. Finding a leak in the 520 miles of water lines can be next to impossible.

“Our service area is huge,” said Bryan Land, assistant county manager for Richmond County. “Just getting from our office in Rockingham to the opposite end of the county can take 30 minutes each way. The smart technology from Sensus will allow us to remotely detect leaks and turn on service to homes and businesses.”

Sensus, a Xylem brand, builds intelligence into every point of a water distribution network. The integrated solutions offer advanced metrology and sensors, communication networks, and analytics and software that empower utilities to make smarter decisions.

The Richmond County solution includes OMNI and iPERL meters, the FlexNet communication system and data analytics all managed by the Sensus software as a Service (SaaS) solution.

“Our project is the result of teamwork across the board from commissioners to the county manager and our water maintenance department,” Land said. “When we toured the Sensus facilities, we knew we had a partner we could rely on to help us create a state-of-the-art system that can meet and exceed the expectations of our customers.”