Market Overview

Eagle Mountain Soars into the Future with the Sensus FlexNet EasyLink Solution


Utah utility reduces meter reading workload by 50 percent

Eagle Mountain is a rapidly growing city in Utah with a population of
37,000 who enjoy picturesque views and abundant outdoor activities. To
support the population boom, the city's utility is upgrading its water
meters and mobile metering reading solution at its own flexible pace.

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The Sensus FlexNet EasyLink solution improves meter read accuracy and efficiency for Eagle Mountain  ...

The Sensus FlexNet EasyLink solution improves meter read accuracy and efficiency for Eagle Mountain Public Utilities. (Photo: Business Wire)

"We wanted to install a new communications system that would help us
enhance efficiency and accuracy," said Eagle Mountain Public Utilities
Manager Mack Straw. "To support our expanding customer base, we decided
it was time to upgrade and bring our meters together under one solution."

Eagle Mountain turned to Sensus,
a Xylem brand, for a simple cost-effective way to continue drive-by
automated meter reads for both Sensus
Smartpoint® modules
as well as encoder receiver
transmitters (ERTS). To achieve greater accuracy and reduce truck rolls,
the city is using the new FlexNet
EasyLink™ Mobile Communications solution
, which allows technicians
to easily acquire data from meters through a portable, long-range radio
device. Data is gathered through a single mobile reading device that
collects data from both FlexNet SmartPoints and ERTS simultaneously.

"We were immediately impressed with the high transmission power and
accuracy of the FlexNet EasyLink solution," said Straw. "Our technicians
could get reads from a long range and track meter status with a detailed
map view across each division to ensure reliability."

With the ability to improve read rates and reduce the time commitment
involved with the previous meter reading solution, Straw and his team
envision improvements that extend to customers.

"We can now complete work in one day that used to take two days," said
Straw. "With the time saved, our technicians can devote more time to
serving our customers, monitoring usage data and pinpointing potential
issues such as water leaks."

Eagle Mountain was so satisfied with the solution that it began a full
deployment before the initial testing was completed. Along with using
the FlexNet EasyLink system across all of its water meters, the utility
is implementing a meter replacement program with iPERL®
and OMNI commercial
smart water meters

"It was an easy decision for us knowing that Sensus would have our back
along the way," said Straw. "While we're jumping in with both feet, the
Sensus solution allows us to roll things out in a way that is fiscally
responsible and makes sense to our customers."

About Sensus

Sensus helps a wide range of public service providers—from utilities to
cities to industrial complexes and campuses—do more with their
infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities. We
enable our customers to reach farther through the application of
technology and data-driven insights that deliver efficiency and
responsiveness. We partner with them to anticipate and respond to
evolving business needs with innovation in sensing and communications
technologies, data analytics and services. Learn more at
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About Xylem

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to
developing innovative technology solutions to the world's water
challenges. The Company's products and services move, treat, analyze,
monitor and return water to the environment in public utility,
industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem
also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network
technologies and advanced infrastructure analytics solutions for water,
electric and gas utilities. The Company's more than 16,500 employees
bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying
comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New
York with 2017 revenue of $4.7 billion, Xylem does business in more than
150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that
transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of
our water-centric business by linking it with the best water
transportation of all – that which occurs in nature. For more
information, please visit us at

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