Tag Archives: Water Meters

Smart meters + smart thinking: What problem will the data solve?

There is a place for smart metering and the associated collected data – but the place may differ from council to council depending on ‘what problem’ is to be solved. The June/July edition of Water New Zealand’s magazine featured an article on how councils should think strategically about meter measurement implementation. Bruce Franks, CEO of […]

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Measuring Success: The Kapiti Coast experience

The March/April edition of Water New Zealand’s magazine, featured a comprehensive article on the Kapiti Coast District Council (KCDC) watering metering initiative. DataCol was able to provide some thoughts around improving the meter data collection process which the Council implemented. The experience has been invaluable for all parties involved. 23,000 water meters were installed throughout […]

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Going Against the Flow – Upgrading to AMR

The promise of smart data, less upkeep costs and higher revenue is certainly alluring for water providers. With seemingly constant media articles around the number of many water providers making the transition to AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure), it can place pressure on other utilities to follow suit and also make the leap. Often, the argument […]

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