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Improve Turlock's Water Communication Module

Technology Category
  • Sensors - Utility Meters
Applicable Industries
  • Cities & Municipalities
Applicable Functions
  • Business Operation
Use Cases
  • Intelligent Urban Water Supply Management
The Challenge

The City of Turlock has a population of more than 70,000 across a 17-square-mile service territory. The City of Turlock recognized changing water conditions and the need to take action to address impacts from California's drought to ensure future availability of water for residents. The city was interested in automating its meter reading and leak detection processes in support of conservation measures.

About The Customer
Turlock is a city in Stanislaus County, California, United States. It is estimated 2013 population of 70,365 made it the second-largest city in Stanislaus County after Modesto.
The Customer
The City of Turlock
The Solution

The City of Turlock deployed Itron's ChoiceConnect Fixed Network solution. The solution includes 18,500 Itron water communication modules, allowing the City of Turlock to have a new level of detail about water usage in addition to providing daily reads for customer billings and interval reads a needed. Hardware Components - Water ERT Modules Software Components - Itron Water Analytics - MV-RS

Data Collected
Leakage, Water Flow Rate, Water Meter Readings
Operational Impact
  • [Product Improvement - User Acceptance]
    Utilizing Itron for system upgrades and maintenance led to minimal impact to city staff.
  • [Cost Reduction - Procurement]
    There was no hidden cost during the process.
Quantitative Benefit
  • The City of Turlock is able to rest assured that reads will be gathered reliably and acccurately due to Itron's file delivery guarantee of 98.5%.

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