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Neptune Technology Group, Inc. announced that a contract is in place to provide the city of Chandler, Ariz., technology to automate data collection from 72,000 water meters in Chandler’s service area with Neptune ARB Utility Management Systems. The product will be purchased through Neptune’s distributor, Hughes Supply (part of HD Supply Waterworks) in Phoenix.
This project includes Neptune meters equipped with Neptune’s wireless AMR solution, which provides consistently reliable data, leak and reverse flow detection and easy installation. As a result, the system will allow the city to provide its water customers with leakage data and promote a proactive water loss management program. The city will utilize Neptune’s CE-based handheld readers and RF receivers for onsite data collection and GIS-compatible mobile data collectors for monthly meter reading.
According to Jim Crocker, Chandler’s customer service manager, “Because Chandler was already 30% AMR and considering a new reading and metering product to take us through build out, tremendous research and evaluation was required. Chandler did far more than due diligence on this decision, and we are excited and confident about our new choice. Three major factors contributed to our decision; Neptune’s excellent reputation for standing behind their products; their vision for future enhancements, always building on their latest product for next-generation products; and the fact that we will work with one company for both meters and meter reading technology. We are confident that Neptune is the right company for this technology-savvy city.”
About one third of the city of Chandler’s water meters are already equipped with another brand of Automatic Meter Reading system. “We are particularly pleased that the city of Chandler has chosen Neptune for its AMR needs,” said Chuck DiLaura, president of Neptune Technology Group. “The city has had experience with other radio frequency based AMR systems and decided that Neptune’s system is better suited to address their needs.”