The Kingston Board of Water Commissioners is partnering with Johnson Control to implement a pilot on smart water meters.According to a local publication, the pilot will include the city’s largest water users including businesses and institutions such as hospitals and schools, being equipped with the metering technology.
The pilot is covering consumers using 30% of the city’s water.
The pilot will be conducted over the next two weeks to test how smart meters can be used to improve billing accuracy. The programme will help the city to design a roadmap to modernise its water infrastructure, which has been in use over the past 50 years.
The use of the smart water meters will also help reduce non-revenue water through quick detection of water leaks and incidents of meter tampering.
Smart water metering on the increase
Elsewhere, in Europe, the Georgian Water and Power (GWP) partnered with Kamstrup to upgrade its water infrastructure with an advanced metering system.
The utility, which provides water and electric services to some 470,000 consumers in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, will deploy Kamstrup’s smart water meters to accurately bill its customers. Currently, the two companies are implementing a pilot of the advanced water metering system, related technologies and services. Read more...
And in the United Arab Emirates, the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) has chosen Kamstrup for the supply of 30,000 smart water meters.
Federal Electricity and Water Authority, who provide more than 300,000 customers in the Northern part of the United Arab Emirates with electricity and water, is investing in smart water metering solutions.
The authority has initiated a new partnership with an order of 30,000 intelligent water meters from Danish based Kamstrup, provider of intelligent metering solutions. The investment in these meters and smart metering will enable the authority with operational efficiency and optimisation of their business. Read more...