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Smart water begins at the meter

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In the 21st century, the water industry has begun adopting ultrasonic technology that can support higher-frequency measurement, providing more consistent accuracy at low flows. This is ideal for applications requiring a wider operating range, including combination potable and residential fire service or irrigation systems.

With no moving parts, an ultrasonic water meter is also well-suited to reclaimed water or sandy water conditions, while eliminating wear points to ensure greater sustained accuracy and reduced material and labor costs. Over a period of time, this prolonged accuracy can save potentially millions (of gallons as well as dollars) in non-revenue water (NRW).

The Neptune MACH 10® ultrasonic meter is paired with radio frequency technology to deliver timely, accurate information.

The Neptune MACH 10® ultrasonic meter is paired with radio frequency technology to deliver timely, accurate information.

Struggling with inaccurate meters, the City of Benicia, Calif., selected the Neptune MACH 10® ultrasonic meter as the lynchpin for its new metering system. Paired with radio frequency technology, it will deliver timely, accurate information to Benicia over a fixed network, allowing the city to:

• Address apparent losses and identify NRW amid rate increases


• Implement water utility programs without having to invest in additional personnel


• Offset unpredictable variations in water supply and storage due to weather


Benicia’s new fixed network system is performing at a 99 percent message success rate. Now the city reads and bills its accounts without sending out a truck; no longer has to hire additional resources to read meters; and can reallocate existing resources to address main breaks, system leaks, and customer service. WW

Learn more about ultrasonic metering at http://www.waterworld.com/neptunetg.com.

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