Halifax Water to utilize Itron's smart water solution and SaaS to
improve customer service and upgrade infrastructure
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world-leading technology and services
company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, and
Halifax Regional Water Commission have entered into a contract to
modernize the utility's water distribution system. The utility, which
provides water, wastewater and stormwater services to residents of the
Halifax Regional Municipality, the capital of Nova Scotia, Canada, will
deploy Itron's smart water solution and analytic software-as-a-service
as part of its Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Project. The
project aims to provide more customer-focused and efficient services to
residents and improve overall system infrastructure.
With Itron's smart water solution, Halifax Water will increase consumer
convenience by giving customers the ability to track and manage water
usage. It will also enable customers and the utility to identify
potential leaks on the customer premise in a proactive manner, which
will help prevent wasted water and related high bills. With detailed
meter data, Halifax Water can be more responsive to customer inquiries.
Halifax Water proposes to eventually move to monthly billing, which will
allow customers to manage their budgets more effectively. The solution
will also give the utility more operations capability so it can improve
water distribution system management.
"Halifax Water's mission is to provide world-class services for our
customers and our environment. AMI technology forms the backbone of the
utility of the future, which reflects more customer-focused and
efficient services. We will benefit from Itron's expertise as a
world-leader in modernizing utility operations and improving water
management," said Carl Yates, general manager of Halifax Water.
"Halifax Water and its customers will greatly benefit from Itron's smart
water solution, which provides improved visibility into system
operations and gives consumers more control over their water usage,"
said Paula Billingham, vice president of sales, marketing and delivery
for Water North America at Itron. "Water is a precious resource and
every drop counts, which is why Itron is glad to help Halifax Water
modernize its distribution system to improve the management of its water
Itron is a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to
the resourceful use of energy and water. We provide comprehensive
solutions that measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad
product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy
measurement devices and control technology; communications systems;
software; as well as managed and consulting services. With thousands of
employees supporting nearly 8,000 customers in more than 100 countries,
Itron applies knowledge and technology to better manage energy and water
resources. Together, we can create a more resourceful world. Join us: www.itron.com.
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Sharelynn Moore, 509-891-3524
President, Global Marketing and Public Affairs
Source: Itron, Inc.
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