PA Borough Reduces Leakages, Cuts Costs With Smart Water Network

July 2014, Vol. 69 No. 7

The Borough of Monaca located in Beaver County, PA, recently implemented a new smart water network and expects to save more than $2.6 million by 2026 through leak detection and increased efficiencies.

Monaca made key improvements to its water system by incorporating the FlexNet advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) communications network from Sensus, coupled with Permalog leak detection. With a leak-prone, aging water distribution system, the borough sought an upgrade that would increase productivity, improve billing accuracy and save money.

Days after deploying Sensus technologies, Monaca discovered that the local water spring, a community landmark, was actually long-standing rupture, spilling more than 200,000 gallons of water per day.