Wasserzweckverband Warndt in Saarland reports on a successful pilot project with wireless water meters
For a pilot project at the beginning of 2014, Wasserzweckverband Warndt in Saarland installed 300 Kamstrup electronic water meters with wireless reading. The experience has been a success and operations manager Hermann Schon foresees that the meters will also be installed at other locations.
The new electronic water meters replace mechanical meters, and in doing so serve both to optimize operation at the waterworks and to provide
the consumers with a better service.
The major difference to the previous situation is that the meters are now read wirelessly, thus reducing the meter reading to 1½ hours. The old meters were read on site by holiday workers – a very laborious process, which also provided only a very rough image of the water consumption.
the all-year statistics are particularly useful for the half-yearly report.
Stephanie Bruckart, responsible for consumption-based billing and meter reading, explains: "The electronic water meters offer us many new advantages with regard to digitizing the entire waterworks operation. For example, the data logger in the meter enables us to detect leaks. The quality and density of the data that we are able to collect wirelessly from the meters are, quite simply, incomparably better than the equivalent provided by the mechanical meters."
Customer: Wasserzweckverband Warndt
A total of 17,000 customers with 6,000 house connections
Pilot project with 300 electronic water meters and wireless reading.
Time frame: Installation completed in March 2014.
Hermann Schon, Operations Manager
Am Bürgermeisteramt 1
Phone: +49 6898 545 117