Itron announced its water management deal with Departamento Municipal de Agua e Esgotos (DMAE), a water provider to 1.5 million residents in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
DMAE will utilize Itron’s managed services offering to run, manage and maintain Itron’s commercial & industrial (C&I) water monitoring solution, including 3,000 WaterMind supervision analyzers.
The Itron solution will help DMAE to improve the efficiency of its operations and reduce non-revenue water.
DMAE aims to protect its revenue, improve operational efficiency and enhance the satisfaction level of C&I customers by deploying the Itron solution. The Itron water management solution remotely monitors the daily consumption patterns of C&I customers and immediately detects events such as leaks, meter blockages, backflow, excessive consumption or significant pressure drop.
The project will start by automating the process of reading DMAE meters. As a part of the contract, Itron will manage the solution for five years, including two years of installation.
“Itron water monitoring offers an advanced, yet simple way to obtain the data that will help DMAE protect its revenue and manage water more intelligently, while encouraging large consumers to be wiser about their use,” said Samuel Lee, Itron vice president of sales, marketing and solutions for Water in Latin America.