The city of Olympia has selected Itron’s advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution to increase operational efficiency and more effectively manage its water resources. The solution will also enable the city to improve customer service and encourage conservation.
Delivering high-quality drinking water to nearly 59,000 people, the city of Olympia needed a system that could cover its 26-square-mile service area, including the city’s urban growth area.
With Itron’s flexible AMI solution, Itron will install more than 19,500 water communication modules with a fixed network for the majority of the utility’s service area and a mobile collection system for the remaining service area. In addition, the city will deploy Itron’s data collection software and network software solutions.
The AMI solution will give the city access to more water usage data, which can be helpful in identifying problems, improving water conservation programs and educating customers about their water use. Staff will have access to meter information sooner, which will allow quicker customer service responses to water leaks.