The City of Fountain Valley in California is beating its water reduction goal with Sensus technology.


The technology has been deployed one year ago to help the state save billions of gallons of water.

Sensus said it halted three leaks that threatened to waste even more water and spoil a home’s foundation.

The company’s smart water technology regularly monitors the usage of water and proactively shares the information with residents and businesses.

The city depends on the Sensus smart water network, including the FlexNet communication system, iPERL residential and OMNI commercial meters

FlexNet system is a long-range radio network that offers scalable and reliable communications infrastructure which can act as a base for smart water networks and smart cities.

OMNI meters from Sensus offer sustained precision over time and iPERL meters capture the lowest flows and sustain the accuracy of measurement for a period of 20 years.

City of Fountain Valley utilities manager Mark Sprague said: "Sensus solutions helped us to monitor drought conservation regulations and exceed our goal of a 20 percent drop in water use.

"The smart water network alerts us to high volume users and allows us to work closely with those customers to find ways to use water more efficiently."

Sprague continued: "That collaboration resulted in a 23 percent decrease in water usage in the second half of 2015.

"And, during a time when every drop of water counts, an additional three percent means a lot."

Image: Fountain Valley City reaches 20 percent water saving goal with Sensus technology. Photo: Courtesy of Sensus.