Zero water loss
The accuracy of the water meter also helps Chicopee reduce its water loss. “Since we’ve switched to electronic water meters, our water loss has dropped dramatically. We have almost zero water loss in our system.” Chicopee Rural Water District purchases their water from a wholesale supply district. With the new smart meters, when they compare their master meter reads with their customers’ usage, and the results show that the district is accounting for every drop of water they purchase and distribute to customers.