Itron announces it will provide Hong Kong Water Supplies Department (WSD) with 400,000 residential water meters to be deployed over a two-year schedule beginning in late 2011. The project is part of Hong Kong WSD’s water conservation initiatives.
As with many islands, Hong Kong has to cope with limited water reserves and has to primarily rely on the Dong Jiang stream, located in the Southern China province of Guangdong, for its water supply. Itron reports that because of “supply and storage constraints, a highly populated service territory, and increasing water demand, Hong Kong WSD needs to address these challenges by closely monitoring and managing its water resources.”
To help Hong Kong WSD best conserve water is to improve customer awareness of the advantages offered by Itron’s water meters.
Itron president and COO of Water, Marcel Regnier, explains, “This contract with Hong Kong WSD directly aligns with our vision to deliver water resource management solutions tailored to the Asia-Pacific region. We are already successfully helping water providers in Macao, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines better manage limited water supplies, and now, with our technology, the Hong Kong water department will achieve its conservation and consumer awareness goals.”
Itron provides energy and water resource management solutions for nearly 8,000 utilities globally, offering electricity, gas, water and heat measurement and control technology; communications systems; software; and professional services. The company, which employs around 10,000 employees in more than 130 countries, enables utilities to responsibly and efficiently manage their resources. For more information, visit www.itron.com.