New York City implements wireless automated meter reading system

Human meter readers will soon be as obsolete as coachmen, not just in New York City, but in other American municipalities. New York has announced that it will be replacing over 800,000 water meters, currently read by humans, by wireless meters monitored automatically. The new system will inform residents in real time about their water consumption and allow the city to find and fix leaks rapidly. New York’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications has hired Aclara Technology to install the system. The estimated cost is $250 million.

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  1. Dear sir,

    Miyahuna – Jordan water company is responsible of distributing water and collecting water bills, we are using now a mechanical meter, and we are looking forward to use AMR/AMI for our customers, if possible can you please provide me with all technical solution to move forward to this new tool.
    Note: we are looking to use wireless communication at all stages.

    Best regard

  2. Nikos Stathopoulos says

    Dear Nasr,

    I am the Project Director for a AMI/AMR water meter project in 4 cities in Albania. We are installing 200,000 wireless water meters using RF/GPRS communications and we will give turn-key solution with Information Management system, network monitoring and billing.

    I will be glad to provide you more info. Sen email at

    BR, Nikos Stathopoulos