Smart meters for a smart city
A non-profit organisation in the water and wastewater industry, with over 500,000 connections, made the decision to install 4,000 smart meters across Auckland as part of their commitment to improving the services they offer their commercial high-use customers.
ADR's relationship with the organisation goes back over 40 years. From the beginning, ADR were supplying and reading basic mechanical meters for the organisation, but in March 2021 ADR kicked off the smart meter project. The smart meters were intended for commercial customers and schools as a cost-efficient, sustainable solution for meter reading, identifying leakage, and lowering water usage and costs.
Smart water meters are a form of IoT, a network of technologies which can monitor the status of physical objects, capture meaningful data, and communicate that data over a wireless network to a software application for analysis on a computer in the cloud. A smart meter harnesses technology to monitor water usage remotely and identify and fix faults faster.
ADR procured and installed the equipment, and with our web portal already in operation, the process was swift and easy. Once each smart meter was installed, the system was ready to monitor it. The portal also allows customers to see at a glance the level of their usage - how much they're using and when - rather than simply being presented with a bill for it based on a reading.