Itron to modernise Halifax water distribution system


US-based technology and services company Itron has entered into a contract with Halifax Regional Water Commission for modernising the utility’s water distribution system.

As part of its Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Project, the utility will deploy Itron’s smart water solution and analytic software-as-a-service.

Halifax Water provides wastewater and stormwater services to residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality, the capital of Nova Scotia, Canada.

Halifax Water general manager Carl Yates said: “Halifax Water’s mission is to provide world-class services for our customers and our environment.

“AMI technology forms the backbone of the utility of the future, which reflects more customer-focused and efficient services. We will benefit from Itron’s expertise as a world-leader in modernising utility operations and improving water management.”

By deploying Itron’s smart water solution, Halifax Water will be able to increase consumer convenience and enable it to track and manage water usage.

Customers and the utility can also identify potential leaks on the customer premise in a proactive manner, which will help prevent wasted water and related high bills.

Itron Water North America sales, marketing and delivery vice-president Paula Billingham said: “Halifax Water and its customers will greatly benefit from Itron’s smart water solution, which provides improved visibility into system operations and gives consumers more control over their water usage.

“Water is a precious resource and every drop counts, which is why Itron is glad to help Halifax Water modernise its distribution system to improve the management of its water resources.”

The project is expected to enhance services to residents and improve overall system infrastructure.