Itron will install Itron’s OpenWay Riva IoT solution for water plus leak sensors for the City of Pearland, Texas to help reduce water loss and improve delivery of water to its 120,000 customers.


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The utility will also take advantage of Itron Analytics, a software-as-a-service offering that collects and analyzes data in the network to improve operational awareness.

To increase metering accuracy, improve customer service and provide better water consumption data, the City of Pearland will replace its existing Automated Meter Reading (AMR) system with 37,000 Itron OpenWay Riva water communication modules and leak sensors.

With Itron Analytics, the city can make faster, more informed decisions about its operations and better account for water loss. As a part of the contract, Itron will install endpoints, routers and provide overall project management.

“With Itron’s OpenWay Riva solution, we can leverage real-time data analysis to detect water loss, engage with customers and improve meter reading,” said Robert Upton, director of engineering and capital projects for the City of Pearland. “We are excited to update our infrastructure with Itron’s solution, which will also enable us to adopt smart city technology in the future.”

“Using our OpenWay Riva solution, leak detection and analytics, the City of Pearland will be able to proactively detect leaks and empower customers to conserve water,” said Gavin Van Tonder, president of Water, Itron. “This is a great example of how Itron is helping our customers better manage resources and create a more resourceful world.”

Source: Company Press Release