Owner: City of Jackson
Scope of Work: Project Management Services
Schedule: August 2013 – Ongoing
August 2013 the City of Jackson initiated a comprehensive water meter replacement and infrastructure improvement project that would provide restored energy efficiency for the City of Jackson. The City of Jackson has approximately 65,000 residential –over 500 commercial accounts
For this project a new Costumer Care & Billing (CC&B) software was implemented to provide the City with enhanced customer and billing accuracy. In addition to the CC&B system –The Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) System allows the city to manage commercial and residential meter accounts through a centralized hub. Every meter installed speaks to a repeater and from, and there information is transferred to data collecting stations; which then transmit the information to the Meter Data Management (MDM) system. The MDM communicates with the CC&B enabling the city to acquire instant readings –and also has the ability to effectively shut off systems.
Infrastructure upgrades were managed and inspected by Garrett ECI .IV, that also included sanitary sewer improvements and waste water treatment facility upgrades –over 12 sites within the city were selected for restoration, these upgrade have been crucial for the maintenance needs for the OB Curtis Waste Water Treatment Plant.
The benefit of this project eliminated the need to estimate water bills, minimize the need for staff to physically visit property, and to allow new systems to virtually detect an issue regarding plumbing.