In June 2018, the McKinsey Global Institute released a study titled, Smart Cities: Digital Solutions for a More Livable Future. The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) is the research arm of McKinsey&Company, a global management consulting firm. The goal of MGI is to help leaders in the commercial, public, and social sectors develop a deeper understanding […]
If you had to list the most critical factor to a successful AMI program launch from your customers’ perspective, what would it be? We hope your answer was a proactive communication plan. We’ve worked with countless customers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to put together an incredible AMI program that adds so much value […]
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 […]
Identify The Potential Exposure Why do people steal water? Beyond the obvious answer “because they can,” there are multiple reasons why people might be pressured into diverting the metered flow of treated drinking water: Personal Greed. Residential customers in various circumstances might be tempted to bypass their water meters for at least part of a billing period. […]
Most people accept that major purchases in life — e.g., housing, automobiles, appliances — come with cyclical budgeting impacts that require amortizing costs over the long term, through savings or borrowing. Why should anyone expect the national water infrastructure to be any different? The reality is that relatively long life-expectancies for major water infrastructure components […]
At Master Meter Inc., we are excited to celebrate Global IoT Day on April 9. With our innovative advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and automatic meter reading (AMR) technology, who can blame us if we geek out about a day called #IoTDay? The internet of things simply means any object with an on/off switch that can […]
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.