Itron customer, Rancho California Water District (RCWD) has received the American Water Works Association's (AWWA) 2016 Public Communications Achievement Award.
The recipient is awarded based on how they integrate public outreach and public affairs as a part of their planning, management and operation goals.
RCWD reduced water usage by 28 percent through a public outreach campaign aimed at understanding water usage and conservation during the 2015 California drought. RCWD used data collected through Itron’s network to create an application, MyWaterTracker, which allows customers to plan personal water use through an online tool that displays a day-to-day budget, personal use and helps the customer understand how to conserve cost and use.
RCWD and the MyWaterTracker was featured as a best practice by the White House at the inaugural Water Summit in March 2016.
For more information, read RCWD's press release.