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LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. — Sept. 13, 2016 — Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced today that SANASA, a public water supply and sanitation company in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, with 1.1 million inhabitants, has signed a contract with Itron for smart pressure management. SANASA will use i2O’s Smart Pressure Management solution to help minimize non-revenue water by reducing physical water losses in the distribution network.
Itron will install i2O’s innovative technology, which automatically and continuously optimizes water pressure according to consumption and day-to-day changes in flow. The technology will provide SANASA with visibility into network performance and remote control of pressures to reduce operating costs, better serve customers and extend the life of network infrastructure. The technology conserves water resources through reduced leakage and bursts, lowering the energy consumption associated with water distribution and therefore reducing the carbon footprint of operating distribution networks.
“We have great expectations as we use this solution and high-tech equipment, which is designed to improve the performance of pressure management and help ensure the demands required by the population with the lowest water supply are met,” said Lina Cabral Adani, water losses manager at SANASA.
“Itron looks forward to working closely with SANASA to address its water losses and better manage this precious resource,” said Samuel Lee, Itron vice president of sales, marketing and solutions for Water in Latin America. “i2O’s technology plays a key role in managing precious water resources and reducing non-revenue water and associated energy costs, helping utilities realize efficiencies.”
“In collaboration with Itron, our technology will help SANASA reduce its leakage and burst frequency, lower operational costs and improve customer service,” said Keith Hilson, customer solutions director at i2O. “The business benefits achieved by i2O’s clients include 20 to 40 percent reduction in leakage, bursts, operational costs and energy bills and a significant life extension of their asset.”
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