Water Foundry founder Will Sarni writes about "3 ways the course of water sustainability changed in 2017" this month in GreenBiz. Valor Water is highlighted under the seciton "The rise of Machines" for Valor technology's ability to identify and manage non-revenue water and strategies to improve utility profitability. Read the full article here.
New York City Department of Environmental Protection has engaged Valor Water to manage its over 800K meters. With issues of meter decay, theft, and broken meters a fact of operations when managing such a large system, Valor's automated meter asset system presents a cost-effective way to track and resolve meter issues.
BY DAVID WEGMAN, CTO @ VALOR
The next time you strike up a conversation with your friendly neighborhood computer, take note of how long it takes before you get frustrated. Despite the advances in artificial intelligence AI over the past decades -- and despite the incredible capacity humans have for adaptation -- human-computer interaction is unnatural (from the human perspective, anyway). Every touch point where people provide input to computers, or receive output from computers, is an opportunity for misunderstanding.
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So, I’ve been thinking about broken meters quite a bit lately (and, when I say “broken meter,” I’m referring to all sorts of different issues--under-registration, non-registration, decay, stuck meters, zero reads, etc.). Every day, as I talk to municipalities and water agencies around California and around the country, broken meters are a topic of universal importance and concern. Everyone’s got ‘em, and everyone is trying to get rid of ‘em. And, broken meters don’t just go away when you fix them...they are a recurring problem which occur year after year after year...
Broken meters, significantly impact water utilities. They leave revenue uncollected, they impact revenue stability, they make compliance difficult, they result in truck rolls, they impact conservation efforts. The list goes on.
ST. LOUIS, June 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aclara, a leader in smart infrastructure solutions to electric, water and gas utilities, and Valor Water Analytics, a developer of advanced meters analytics for water utilities, announce the formation of a strategic alliance to help water utilities reduce non-revenue water losses by analyzing data collected by advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems.