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Mansfield, Texas, March 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Master Meter and Ferguson Waterworks are encouraging water utilities and municipalities to invest in smart water management systems and the futures of their residents. Metering systems are an essential part of the water system when paired with connectivity capabilities that capture data remotely and streamline operations, resulting in customer service results, cost savings and savings. amazing labor yields.

The City of Harrodsburg, KY, understands the value of investing in smart water technology. Founded in 1774, it is the oldest city in Kentucky. Nevertheless, with the partnership of Master Meter and Ferguson Waterworks, they have started to take advantage of the latest smart water technology available as they transform their water service to provide over 8,000 citizens with a new customer service experience. unprecedented.

The upgrade of the entire City network will be completed by the end of March 2021. At the heart of the new technology is the Allegro AMI meter reading system, which provides continuous information on water consumption and flow to provide insight into water use and enable citizens to better manage their water footprint. The system is combined with Harmony Meter data management software to reduce operating costs and accelerate overall efficiency. The 4,573 connections measured in the city of Harrodsburg will use Master Meter’s BLMJ multi-jet meter, a global mainstay in measurement technology, and the Octave Ultrasonic for large commercial and industrial customers. Based on exceptional past experiences, Ferguson partnered with Professional Meters Inc. (PMI) as a selected contractor to replace aging water meters across the city.

Harrodsburg City Mayor Art Freeman said: “We wanted not only to meet the challenges of today, but to invest in technology to meet the challenges of tomorrow and beyond. We have chosen an undisputed leader in successful partnerships with water utilities, Ferguson Waterworks. When it comes to smart water technology to help us achieve our goals, our research shows that Master Meter’s smart water technology is a reliable and trusted choice. Amy Kays, Director of City Services, reports that “This new system allows our service workers to do more and focus their efforts on more pressing and critical issues.

Meter installation is done by zone with a postcard notification to customers telling them how to schedule a meter replacement when it is most convenient for them. Each member of the installation team will be checked daily, wear all appropriate PPE, provide identification and practice social distancing.

An investment in a smart meter gives water customers on-demand access to timely consumption information, automated leak alerts and a powerful budgeting tool to manage their consumption and increase the sense of consumption. water management. “When Master Meter launched our portfolio of smart water solutions, we realized that it enables every stakeholder in a city – utility management and end customers – to become a better manager of their relationship with the water. Hence our slogan “Because everyone is a water manager”. In an age where customers are more tech savvy and demand greater transparency, our portfolio of smart water technologies and compelling software are making this a reality, ”said Ian macleod, Vice President of Marketing for Master Meter.

Brandon Pontious, Business Development Director of Ferguson Waterworks, said: “We encourage any city or utility that is considering upgrading their water infrastructure to find a solution that not only meets their needs today, but which will continuously provide precise and actionable analyzes throughout the lifespan. of the system. Meters are the perfect place to start your infrastructure investment journey. By giving people the practical opportunity to see and make informed decisions about their water use, you are giving them a window into why an investment in improving water infrastructure is needed.

With this new technology in place in Kentucky’s oldest city, the future of water is incredibly exciting. The teams have already completed all major installations of the data communications infrastructure. Trusted partner Ferguson Waterworks is leading the entire turnkey project for the City. The City of Harrodsburg’s goal of being more operationally efficient while delivering new heights in customer service to its citizens began this month, in March 2021, when the first meters of water were installed. Smart water technology enables everyone – whether in town hall, utility office, business or a person’s home – to improve their understanding and relationship with water.

ABOUT FERGUSON WATERWORKS

Ferguson is the largest wholesale distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies and pipes, valves and fittings in the United States. The company is also a leading distributor of HVAC equipment, fire protection systems, and industrial products and services. Additionally, Ferguson is one of the nation’s largest water companies, Ferguson Waterworks, and provides public and private water and sewer services, utility contractors, public works contractors / lines, heavy highway contractors and more services in the areas of water, sewage, groundwater, geosynthetics, and metering and automation. Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Newport News, Va., Ferguson has sales of $ 18.9 billion and approximately 26,000 associates at 1,400 locations. Ferguson and its subsidiaries serve customers in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean. Ferguson is part of Ferguson plc, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: FERG) and the FTSE 100 index of listed companies.

ABOUT THE MASTER METER

Master counter is a premium service provider of water management solutions specializing in advanced digital water meters, data delivery and utility intelligence software. Master Meter continues to expand its portfolio of new and innovative smart water technologies in support of today’s dynamic water utility business environment and the rapidly evolving role of water utility in as part of a Smart City and IoT strategic plan.

ABOUT HARRODSBURG, KENTUCKY

Harrodsburg, the county seat of Mercer County, was founded in 1774 by a group of loyal pioneers led by James Harrod of Pennsylvania. It was the only “colonial” town and the first permanent English colony west of the Allegheny Mountains. Considered the “Cradle of the West”, Harrodsburg has a proud and remarkable heritage. From there the pioneers filtered through – conquering the wilderness and continuing to populate and colonize the rest of the western frontier. Harrodsburg was first the seat of Fincastle County, Virginia, then Kentucky County, Virginia. When Kentucky County was divided into Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties, Harrodsburg was the seat of Lincoln County, which at that time covered over a third of the future state. In 1785, Mercer County was taken from Lincoln, and Harrodsburg remained the seat of Mercer County. The Kentucky Territory became a state in 1792.

Ian MacLeod
Master Meter, Inc.
(817) 842-8000
[email protected]

Brandon Pontious
Ferguson Waterworks
(614) 497-2323
[email protected]

Source: Master Meter, Inc.

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