Sugar Land City Council approved the implementation of an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project in Sugar Land. AMI is an integrated system of customer water meters, communication networks and data management systems that provide real-time water use information.
Implementation of AMI is expected to reduce water losses in the city’s water distribution system with improved customer meter accuracy, real-time monitoring opportunities to identify leaks faster, reduced unauthorized consumption, reduced data transfer/archive errors, reduced data billing errors and reduced customer-side leaks by identifying uncharacteristic water use.
The ultimate goal of this project is to keep our community safe by maintaining a safe, reliable water supply for future generations, and do so in a way that invests in our city infrastructure to save money for our citizens.
Advanced metering infrastructure has multiple potential benefits including more informed customers who adjust usage behaviors based upon the data and a more informed utility to make data-driven decisions.
The system is expected to improve efficiency and save money by:
The project timeline includes a three-year implementation plan to retrofit and replace water meters throughout the city.