Canadian utility exceeds water management targets with Sensus

Town of Okotoks, Alberta, enhances water sustainability and improves worker safety with smart metering technology.
"Many of our meters were outdated," said Chris Radford, infrastructure and operations director, Town of Okotoks.
"We needed an upgrade and opted for a solution that would allow us to detect abnormal water usage sooner, supporting water conservation efforts in real-time."
To better manage and monitor its customers’ water consumption rates, Okotoks worked with EPCOR Water Services to deploy the Sensus Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution.
Comprised of Sensus iPERL® water meters and the FlexNet® communication network, the technology has enabled the town’s staff to gain a more accurate view of water consumption data for more than 8,400 residential and commercial properties.
"It provides more insight into water consumption trends," said Radford.
For EPCOR technicians, the AMI solution provides added safety benefits.
Looking ahead, the Town of Okotoks has big plans for the AMI solution, including launching a portal to help customers take the future of the town’s water sustainability initiatives into their own hands.
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With its October 2016 acquisition of Sensus, Xylem added smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics to its portfolio of solutions.

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