City of Lancaster Signs Contract for Itron's Smart Water Solution and
Itron® Total Outcomes
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, announced
today that the City of Lancaster Public Works Department has signed a
contract with Itron to improve the city's water efficiency and customer
service. The city will modernize its distribution system with Itron's
smart water solution and use Itron Total Outcomes to maintain the
communications network and host Itron's analytics application.
Itron's solution will enable the City of Lancaster to enhance customer
service, improve operational analysis and better understand consumer
demand by turning detailed meter data into actionable intelligence using
analytics. The city will be able to improve water efficiency through
detection of residential plumbing leaks. The city's initial analysis
indicates that the technology will save taxpayers an estimated $130,000
to $200,000 per year.
The city will use a hybrid deployment of mobile and network
communications to gather meter data, which will help improve the
efficiency and accuracy of meter reading. With Itron Total Outcomes,
Itron's team of experts will be responsible for ongoing maintenance of
"The city's priority is to replace our aging infrastructure so we can
avoid water waste and costly repairs. Itron's technology gives us the
tools to ensure the efficient delivery of water," said Charlotte
Katzenmoyer, director of public works at the City of Lancaster. "We look
forward to benefiting from detailed meter data and analytics to give us
better visibility into our system. And with Itron Total Outcomes, we
don't have to worry about ongoing hardware or software maintenance."
Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray lauded the economic benefits of Itron's
technology. "By investing in this technology, we'll be able to detect
and repair leaks in our water transmission lines, saving city taxpayers
from bearing the high cost of dealing with water main breaks. The same
technology will help our residential and commercial customers identify
leaks on their own property, so they can have it repaired and avoid
being surprised with a huge water bill," he said.
"Information is at the core of water efficiency. With our smart water
solution, the City of Lancaster will gain the data and insights it needs
to better manage its system and ensure the resourceful delivery of
water," said Paula Billingham, Itron vice president of sales, marketing
and delivery for Water North America. "Coupled with Itron Total
Outcomes, we are making it easier for the City of Lancaster to focus on
gaining benefits from our solution instead of having to focus time and
resources on maintenance."
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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