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City of Pearland Signs Contract with Itron to Upgrade System, Improve Water Efficiency
Itron to Implement OpenWay Riva IoT Solution for Texas Water Utility to Conserve Resources and Enhance Service

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. — July 9, 2018 — Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, will install Itron’s OpenWay Riva IoT solution for water plus leak sensors for the City of Pearland, Texas to help reduce water loss and improve delivery of water to its 120,000 customers. The utility will also take advantage of Itron Analytics, a software-as-a-service offering that collects and analyzes data in the network to improve operational awareness.   

To increase metering accuracy, improve customer service and provide better water consumption data, the City of Pearland will replace its existing Automated Meter Reading (AMR) system with 37,000 Itron OpenWay Riva water communication modules and leak sensors. With Itron Analytics, the city can make faster, more informed decisions about its operations and better account for water loss. As a part of the contract, Itron will install endpoints, routers and provide overall project management.

“Upgrading the City’s water meter system is a priority because it will allow us to leverage real-time data analysis to improve water loss detection and meter reading” said Robert Upton, director of engineering and capital projects for the City of Pearland. “This investment is part of the plan to transform Pearland into a smart city, by improving quality of life for residents by empowering them with data and tools.”

“Using our OpenWay Riva solution, leak detection and analytics, the City of Pearland will be able to proactively detect leaks and empower customers to conserve water,” said Gavin van Tonder, president of Water, Itron. “This is a great example of how Itron is helping our customers better manage resources and create a more resourceful world.”

About Itron
Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure services to communities in more than 100 countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. Join us: www.itron.com.

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About the City of Pearland

The City of Pearland (pronounced “Pear-land”, like the fruit) is a community with 120,000 residents and rated the fastest-growing community in the Houston region and the second-fastest in Texas based on the 2010 census. The City invests in high-quality public safety, parks and recreation, public works and infrastructure, and economic development services to businesses, visitors and residents. And the investment in these services show based on a resident satisfaction survey in which 88% rate having a good quality of life in Pearland.

For additional information, contact:
Alison Mallahan
Senior Public Relations Manager
(509) 891 3802
alison.mallahan@itron.com