It doesn’t matter which came first — chickens, eggs, farmers, or consumers. When water scarcity is involved, all parties are interdependent. Limiting agricultural or industrial water use in favor of residential use does a community no good if the local economy cannot support existing jobs, or attract new ones, for its residents. In regions chronically […]
It’s February–the month of love. While Valentine’s Day may be behind us, love is still in the air. Our love story begins just beneath the surface, in your meter box. With a name like Master Meter, Inc. it’s no surprise that we love meters. There are several Master Meter products vying for attention, but the […]
At Master Meter, Inc we pride ourselves on being technology partners to water utilities for more than four decades. We work hard to stay in tune with industry trends so that we can offer our customers cutting-edge technology. We realize though, that our customers may not share our techie tendencies. We wanted to shed some […]
Those following headlines about water services are likely all too familiar with the city of Sacramento. The Californian capital has had more than its fair share of water issues, from dealing with the state’s water scarcity problems to a recent lawsuit charging hexavalent chromium contamination in local water supplies. And the city is now in […]
As the water infrastructure crisis frustrates policymakers across the country, an increasing number of water managers are looking to sensors and big data as ways to cut costs and save customers from rate hikes. Busted water mains and leaky pipes are challenging water systems across the country. The definitive report on infrastructure, issued last month for the first time in four years, put a spotlight on the deep challenges the nation faces in upgrading its water and wastewater systems.
How can sensors make cities smarter? A group in the U.K. known as the Flood Network provides one example. The group installs sensors in streams, river, and even ditches to send flood warnings to local residents, according to Sourceable.