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City of Murfreesboro, Tenn. to Modernize Infrastructure with Itron Smart Water Solution

City of Murfreesboro, Tenn to Modernize Infrastructure with Itron Smart Water Solution

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—Aug. 6, 2015—Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced today that the City of Murfreesboro, Tenn. Water & Sewer Department (MWSD) has selected Itron's smart water solution to modernize its water distribution system. Provider of water to nearly 100,000 customers, MWSD will use the solution to more effectively and efficiently manage the delivery and use of water through automation, leak detection and analytics.

Itron's smart water solution enables MWSD to take advantage of detailed meter data and analytics to support enhanced customer service, revenue protection, consumption forecasting, flow analysis and district metering. Utility customers will have online access to their accounts and consumption information, helping them better understand their water usage to reduce the amount they use and save money before they get their bill.

With Itron's leak detection technology, MWSD will acoustically listen to its distribution system to pinpoint leaks enabling MWSD to better monitor distribution lines for leaks, helping reduce non-revenue water, associated costs and potential service disruptions caused by major leak events.

"The City of Murfreesboro looks forward to benefiting from Itron's smart water solution, which will help us enhance customer service with early leak notification and make water management more efficient through remote, rather than manual, meter reading," said Darren Gore, director of Murfreesboro Water and Sewer Department. "The solution will enable many benefits for MWSD and our customers, garnering a high return on investment."

"Itron's smart water solution will give the City of Murfreesboro the tools it needs to more efficiently operate its system. With detailed data and analytics, the utility will have more visibility into its system to reduce operating expenses, improve reliability and enhance service," said Paula Billingham, vice president of sales, marketing and delivery for Water North America at Itron. "We are pleased to partner with our distributor United Systems and Software to deliver this solution to MWSD. Together, we will help MWSD better manage its water resources."

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