Investing in a smart meter solution is a step toward improving future quality of lifeInvesting in America’s water and wastewater infrastructur...Investing in a smart meter solution is a step toward improving future quality of life
Investing in America’s water and wastewater infrastructure is an investment in America’s quality of life. There are obvious sustainability benefits. It is known that replacing deteriorating and leaking pipes reduces water loss and sewer spills. But did you know that if investments in the current state of our water systems increased, wages would rise, disposable income would increase, and jobs would be created? According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, we could create 800,000 new jobs, and household disposable income would rise by more than $2,000 in less than 20 years by closing America’s infrastructure investment gap.
Master Meter and Ferguson Waterworks encourage water utilities and municipalities to invest in smart water management systems and their residents’ future. Meter systems are an essential part of the water system and when coupled with connectivity capabilities that remotely capture data and streamline operations, achieve astounding results in customer service, cost savings, and labor outputs.
One municipality making that investment is the City of Ravenna, Ohio. Recent bill inserts announced to residents the City’s $2.2M smart water project and, thus, their commitment to and investment in their future increased living standards. Master Meter and Ferguson are honored to digitally transform their water system and fulfill Ravenna’s vision of 24/7 unprecedented customer service for their 11,000 citizens while also reducing water loss. Approximately 6,500 new water meters featuring advanced meter infrastructure technology will be installed across the city.
The City of Ravenna is early in its implementation. Mike Reynolds, Utility Billing and Meter Supervisor for the City of Ravenna said, “The city looked to digitally transform our water system and prepare it not only for the challenges of tomorrow but deliver immediate world-class customer service to our citizens. We chose Ferguson Waterworks, a proven value-added vendor partner to the City with a great record of accomplishment. We believe that Master Meter’s smart water technology is the ideal solution to meet our goals.” The project begins February 2021 and is scheduled to be complete by late summer 2021.