Brazilian water utility Águas de Matão has awarded a contract to Itron to help it in reducing water losses and improve revenue.

Itron will modernize the distribution system of Águas de Matão by deploying its smart water solution which will cover software-as-a-service for analytics and meter data management.

Its solution features residential and commercial & industrial (C&I) water metering automation and monitoring technologies.

Aegea São Paulo group’s Águas de Matão utilities managing director Marcos Araújo said: “Itron is the right choice for Águas de Matão based on the company’s comprehensive, intelligent solution and its depth of experience in reducing water losses. We look forward to benefit from Itron’s expertise as we work to address our non-revenue water.

“By modernizing our distribution system and using sophisticated analytics, we will help ensure that our water resources are better managed.”

Águas de Matão is expected to get more visibility into water losses and enhance its accounting method for water usage through the detailed meter data to track system performance and enhance water efficiency with Itron’s solution.

Apart from that, the utility can track usage of water in a better manner with more accurate water meters while making sure that resources are being used efficiently.

Itron Latin America water sales, marketing and solutions vice president Samuel Lee said: “Helping utilities around the world be more resourceful is our mission. Águas de Matão is now on the path to protecting precious water resources while also preventing lost revenue.

“Our smart water solution will give Águas de Matão great visibility into its operations so it can proactively manage non-revenue water.”

Itron’s Temetra smart water solution will collect advanced data for Águas de Matão from its distribution network and process it to create insights. The data collected will be available online cloud interface which will be integrated with the billing system of the utility.

Águas de Matão will also be able to remotely track the daily water consumption patterns of its customers using the C&I water monitoring technology from Itron. Through this, the utility can detect any leaks, backflow, meter blockages, significant pressure drop or excessive usage.