New Jersey town Little Egg Harbor uses Sensus technology to monitor water metres

Little Egg Harbor Municipal Utilities Authority (LEHMUA) has implemented Sensus' FlexNet communication network to offer accurate and reliable service and monitor all of its 9,000 water metres.

The technology enables LEHMUA to alert customers via email, text or phone call to water leaks and other issues even before serious damage occurs.

LEHMUA executive director Earl Sutton said: "With consistent monitoring and communication capabilities, the FlexNet system makes it possible for us to show that we care.

"Whether it's a leaky faucet or frozen pipe, at the end of the day, our customers are happy we're there looking out for them when they are not home."

A long-range radio network, the FlexNet system offers the utility with a scalable and reliable communications infrastructure.

Little Egg Harbor in New Jersey is located just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and has more than 8,000 households.

After Superstorm Sandy hit the Jersey Shore in 2012, LEHMUA used the FlexNet system to prioritise relief efforts and identify the most heavily impacted areas.

LEHMUA quickly replaced water metres while maintaining consistent communication with customers about its restoration efforts.