For public and private utilities, upgrading to advanced metering infrastructure, or AMI, is a smart investment that can increase the monetization of water and other utilities. As the country’s leading supplier of waterworks products, Ferguson Waterworks is your source for comprehensive AMI solutions. Our Meter and Automation Group, or MAG, specializes in upgrading and retrofitting analog water meter systems to the latest in AMI technology. Contact us to see how we can customize an AMI system for your utility.
How does an AMI system work?
AMI is a robust form of water metering technology that allows for the direct transmission of water use data between the point of consumption and the utility. AMI makes it possible for meter data to be read in real time, which provides a higher level of accuracy while simultaneously eliminating the need to manually read water meters. Because of this instantaneous data transmission, AMI can improve the overall efficiency of your utility operations.
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AMI benefits for utilities
The key benefit of AMI technology is that it significantly reduces the issue of non-monetized water. The real-time data that AMI is capable of reading can lend these advantages:
- Allows for the identification of potential leaks
- Saves money with energy efficiency initiatives
- Bases monthly bills on actual usage and not estimated use
- Resolves billing questions more efficiently
- Enables fast and easy tenancy changes
Financial benefits of AMI system upgrades
The cost of upgrading to an AMI system can be built in to your public utility’s operating budget through financing options. Ferguson Waterworks has developed the free Financial Benefits Analysis checklist that your utility can use to gain insight as to whether or not financing is the right option for your organization. To learn more about financing options or for a free no-obligation financial benefit analysis click here.