Badger Meter: Smart Water Show Episode Four

Mechanical vs Electronic Water Meters for Residential Applications

Which water meter is better, a mechanical or an electronic meter? It’s been over ten years since electronic water meters were introduced in the U.S. for residential applications. Many utilities are using electronic meters for commercial and industrial applications. However, the number of utilities adopting electronic water meters for residential applications continues to grow but is still only a small percentage of utilities. As an interesting comparison, think about what happened in the electric utility market during the early 2000s, the industry change from electro-mechanical to electronic meters almost overnight. This video discusses the differences between the two types of meters, mechanical and electronic and provides you with practical guidance on choosing the right meter type for your utility.

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