US technology and service company Itron has been selected by Provo Water Company Ltd to upgrade its water metering system.Provo Water Company is the water provider to the Turks and Caicos island of Providenciales.
[quote] Providenciales is an island in the northwest Caicos Islands, part of the Turks and Caicos Islands, a British Overseas Territory. Surrounding islands include Jamaica, Cuba and The Bahamas.
The utility will deploy Itron’s smart water network and analytics, and will be managed using Itron Total Outcomes, the company’s managed services offering.
The smart water solution will be leveraged to improve the efficacy of water delivery on the island. According to a company release, Provo Water’s potable water is produced by reverse osmosis desalination, which is a costly process.
Improved water management
The smart water solution will also help the island utility to better account for water usage, reduce waste, protect revenue and conserve resources.
Itron will oversee all aspects of Provo Water’s data collection system, thereby reducing the burden of day-to-day management tasks.
The company will also be responsible for the analytical outcomes, and will deliver regular analytical reports, as well as provide operational recommendations to the utility.
Provo Water will also use the smart water network integrated with its billing system.
Itron in Egypt
Just recently, Itron signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Egyptian engineering firm El Maasara for the development of smart water meters in the country. [Itron signs MoU to help address water crisis in Egypt]
Similarly to its deal in Providenciales, the terms of the MoU seek to address water leakages through smart meter technology and improve billing.
In a press statement, Mathias Martin, Itron vice president of non-revenue water solutions, commented: “Efficiently and resourcefully managing water resources and effectively reducing water losses is vital for Egypt.”
Abdel Moniem Hendawi, chairman of El Maasara Engineering Industries, added: “Our goal is to demonstrate that the level of water losses in Egypt can be significantly reduced, thus contributing to better use of water resources and also improved economic conditions of water utilities.”
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