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File #: 21-597    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CONSENT AGENDA Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/25/2021 In control: Water Utilities Department
On agenda: 4/28/2021 Final action:
Title: Authorize a professional services contract with E Source Companies, LLC to perform a feasibility study and provide recommendations for the Citywide implementation of advanced water metering infrastructure - Not to exceed $1,459,400.00 - Financing: Water Construction Fund
Indexes: 100
Attachments: 1. Map, 2. Resolution
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Mobility Solutions, Infrastructure, and Sustainability
AGENDA DATE: April 28, 2021
COUNCIL DISTRICT(S): All
DEPARTMENT: Water Utilities Department
EXECUTIVE: Majed Al-Ghafry
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SUBJECT

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Authorize a professional services contract with E Source Companies, LLC to perform a feasibility study and provide recommendations for the Citywide implementation of advanced water metering infrastructure - Not to exceed $1,459,400.00 - Financing: Water Construction Fund

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BACKGROUND

The City of Dallas currently maintains and reads approximately 320,000 meters over approximately 400 square miles within the City of Dallas. The majority of Dallas water meters are read manually on a monthly basis. This current manual process is labor intensive, susceptible to human error and very limited in providing meaningful water usage data to the utility and its customers. Given the recent advances in advanced metering infrastructure, several technologies exist that could help the utility address these issues and provide additional benefits moving forward.

This action will authorize a feasibility study and provide recommendations for the Citywide implementation of advanced water metering infrastructure. The feasibility study will assess current Dallas Water Utilities infrastructure, analyze available and proven technologies, provide a recommended implementation strategy and develop a business case for moving forward. If implemented, advanced water metering infrastructure has the potential to lower the utility's labor cost, increase the accuracy of billed water charges and provide real-time water consumption data allowing customers to better manage their water usage.

ESTIMATED SCHEDULE OF PROJECT

Begin Design June 2021
Complete Design March 2022

PRIOR ACTION/REVIEW (COUNCIL, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS)

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee was briefed on Advanced Water Metering Technology ...

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