The city of Liberty is installing Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) - sometimes called smart meters - for its city-operated water service and expect to have installation completed this year.
Liberty has approximately 10,500 residential and commercial water meters.
The city of Independence consideration of AMI includes the installation of smart meters for the city’s water customers - a consideration often overlooked as the controversy has tended to focus on Independence Power and Light.
The city of Independence’s AMI consultant, in its 2015 report, noted:
“The water utility industry is now leveraging developments used by peers in the electric utilities for communications, billing, cybersecurity, data privacy, and smart grid, and adapting them for applications such as theft detection and leak detection. Furthermore, data derived by AMI can be integrated into hydraulic models to augment leak detection, enhance the system design, and inform capital investments in the water distribution system.”
In addition to Liberty, the city of Sugar Creek is also involved in an AMI water meter project this year.Read More