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Itron Receives 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award

Itron’s IoT Wastewater Monitoring Solution Honored for Exceptional Innovation

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. — Aug. 18, 2020 — Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, received a 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution World, the leading website covering IoT technologies. The award recognizes the cutting-edge IoT-based wastewater monitoring solution that was created through a collaboration between Miami-Dade County Water & Sewer Department (WASD), Itron, Utility Systems Science & Software (US3), and the Avanti Company via the Itron Developer Program.

The wastewater monitoring solution utilizes Itron’s multi-purpose industrial IoT network and connected wastewater sensors to enable WASD to monitor and identify sources of inflow/infiltration (I/I) in the sewer collection system as well as conditions that can cause sanitary sewer overflows. Taking advantage of real-time data from US3’s wastewater flow sensors and Itron’s expertise in delivering outcome-based IoT solutions for critical infrastructure operators, this innovative solution will enable utilities to proactively identify I/I, prevent sewer overflows, improve water quality, protect local ecosystems and ensure public safety.

 

To mitigate regulatory issues and prevent sanitary sewer overflows, WASD orchestrated the strategy for the team to implement and deploy the solution. In addition to helping the utility comply with local environmental regulations and mitigate sewer overflows, the solution delivers significant operational efficiencies for the department’s I/I reduction program. This solution automates the reporting process for regulatory compliance, and improve field personnel mobilization, reducing the amount of deployments by 60%, avoiding unnecessary deployments and reducing operational costs for the utility.


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“It is an honor to be recognized by IoT Evolution for our wastewater and flood sensing solution, which was developed for Miami-Dade’s Flow Reduction Program. At Itron, we are proud to collaborate with innovative partners like US3 to deliver breakthrough solutions to create safe, smart and sustainable communities.”
-    John Marcolini, senior vice president of Networked Solutions at Itron

“With enhanced visibility into our operations, this program equips us to better serve Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department customers by ensuring our sewer collection system meets regulatory standards, improving level of service and in the future assisting in identification of sewer overflows and mitigation of Inflow and Infiltration into our Wastewater Collection System.”
-    Kevin Lynskey, director of WASD


“Through Itron’s Developer Program, we collaborated to develop and implement an innovative monitoring solution that combines our instrumentation technology with Itron’s data analytics to ensure efficient water and wastewater management for Miami-Dade. This innovative solution is well-deserving of this award.”
-    Mark Serres, vice president and chief technology officer of US3

“The solutions selected for the IoT Evolution Product of Year Award reflect the diverse range of innovation driving the multi-billion-dollar IoT market today. It is my honor to congratulate Itron for its innovative work and superior contribution to the rapidly evolving IoT industry.”
-    Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC, a co-publisher of IoT Evolution

“It is my pleasure to recognize Itron’s IoT wastewater and flood sensing solution, an innovative solution that earned the 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award. I look forward to seeing even more innovation from Itron in the future.”
-    Ken Briodagh, Editorial Director for IoT Evolution World

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About Itron

Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure solutions 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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