June 27, 2014
City of Manassas Utility crews won't have to make periodic trips to read meters anymore, with the installation of Automated Metered Infrastructure (AMI). The utility department and the customers can now have better real-time consumption information. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.
Automatic Metered Infrastructure, or AMI, is the technology of automatically collecting consumption, diagnostic from water meters and electric metering devices and transferring that data to a central database for billing, troubleshooting, and analyzing. Not only does it help utility providers avoid periodic trips to each physical location to read a meter, but also assists in the detection of possible problems such as a water leak or extreme high electric usage. This information with analysis can help both utility providers and customers better control the use and production of electric energy or water consumption.
'AMI is something we've been reviewing for the past couple of years, it's a more efficient and effective way to analyze consumption rates for our customers,' said Mike Moon, director of City of Manassas public works and utilities department.
About City of Manassas
Established in 1913, the City of Manassas Utilities/Public Works department ensures the availability of safe, reliable water usage, electric utilities, as well as provides responsive maintenance and collection services at an affordable cost to citizens of Manassas, Va., Manassas Park, Va. and parts of Prince William County, Va. A platinum-level winner of the Reliable Public Power Provider, it is noted for its environment-friendly projects and equipment, while tasked with capital projects that enhance public and private infrastructure. The utilities team participates in community fundraisers, like Toys for Tots, the United Way, American Public Power Association Tree Power and Arbor Day. The department holds memberships with America Public Power Association, American Water Works Association, American Public Works Association and the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce.
The City of Manassas, Va. is an independent city that is rich in history and tradition. It is 10-square miles of homes, the arts, entertainment, and community events. With more than 38,000 residents, the City serves as a transportation and business hub that offers great restaurants and shops, events and parades. Incorporated in 1975, the City of Manassas is 30 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and surrounded by Prince William County.
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