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Champlin, MN selects Mueller Advanced Metering Infrastructure

Champlin, MN has selected Mueller to replace about 8,000 residential, commercial and irrigation water meters with solid-state ultrasonic water meters and advanced metering infrastructure.
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The City of Champlin has selected Mueller to replace about 8,000 residential, commercial and irrigation water meters with solid-state ultrasonic water meters and advanced metering infrastructure. The new system will provide two-way radio communication giving staff access to real-time and historical data when responding to concerns of high consumption, water loss, freezing temperatures or customer account inquiries.

David Stifter, utilities superintendent for the city of Champlin, said, “The Mueller advanced metering infrastructure is another step in our digital transformation that will save us time and money by giving us accurate, reliable data to act on.”

The Mueller solid state meters and two-way transmitters will eliminate the need for a worker to perform monthly drive-by collection of data, providing the city with significant personnel time savings that can be better spent elsewhere. Using the Sentryx Water Intelligence Platform, the system can automatically flag accounts with unusual readings that could be an indication of a leak or meter malfunction. The meters also take temperature readings, so the city can now inform customers in areas where pipes are buried at lower depths to take action to reduce the risk of water freezing in pipelines.

The city has selected bronze bodied meters to replace the old plastic bodied meters that were prone to splitting and cross threading. This decision has also eliminated the need for continuity straps that were required to ground the old meters in homes built prior to the year 2000. Milbank Winwater Works is managing the installation of the projects that is expected to be completed in October 2021. For more information, click here.

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