) declared that the City of Olympia has selected its advanced
metering infrastructure (AMI) solution to improve customer
service through the efficient management of water resources.
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The City of Olympia delivers high-quality drinking water in a
26-square-mile service area, which also includes the urban growth
area. The City, therefore, has been looking for a more efficient
approach to meter data collection. Moreover, it also needed a
hybrid approach that will deploy both fixed network and mobile
data collection systems.
Itron's flexible AMI solution will increase operational
efficiency of the City and encourage water conservation by
installing more than 19,500 water communication modules with a
fixed network for the majority of the utility's service area and
a mobile collection system for the remaining service area.
The City will also utilize Itron's data collection software and
network software solutions, which will give it the access to more
water usage data. It will also help in identifying problems,
improving water conservation programs and educating customers
about their water use.
Itron, which belongs to the electrical equipment industry along
Agilent Technologies Inc.
National Instruments Corporation
), recently declared that Aguas de Valencia, a private water
utility, will start the full deployment of the AMI solution to
modernize the water metering infrastructure. It will also manage
the delivery and usage of water more effectively.
Liberty Lake, Wash.-based Itron produces electricity, gas, water,
and heat meters, data collection and utility software solutions
along with various other associated metering products for
residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and
Itron currently retains a short-term Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell).