The most populous city in the southeastern United States, Jacksonville,
consistently rates in the top 20 in Forbes’ annual ranking of the Best
Places for Business and Careers. The task of providing water for all
those businesses—plus thousands of residences—falls to JEA,
the largest municipal electric utility in Florida and one of the largest
water and sewer utilities in the nation, providing electric, water and
sewer service to residents and businesses in northeast Florida.
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JEA worked closely with Sensus to develop a phased, large-meter change-out program and upgraded to OMNI meters for greater service life and accuracy within a wider flow range. (Photo: Business Wire)
“As a municipally-owned utility, we are directly accountable to the
community we serve,” said JEA Meter Specialist Foreman Jody Godsey. “We
understand the important role we play in the local economy, so we’re
always looking for ways to improve our services and plan for the future.”
In 2013, JEA’s legacy large turbine and compound water meters reached
their end of life, putting a significant amount of JEA’s water revenue
at risk. JEA’s team strategically invested in an advanced meter upgrade
program to recapture unaccounted for water, protect revenue streams and
preserve the city’s natural resources.
JEA worked closely with long-time partner Sensus,
a Xylem brand, to develop a phased, large-meter change-out program,
ultimately replacing its legacy meters with Sensus OMNI™
meters for greater service life and accuracy within a wider flow range.
Additionally, the utility’s rigorous testing program identified outdated
meters in their system, so there was little to no downtime for JEA’s
25,000 commercial and industrial customers.
“Findings from our initial change-outs helped kick-start our larger
meter replacement project,” said Godsey. “It was clear how much the
upgrade would help us protect revenue streams and improve customer
Since first addressing the issue of aging meters in 2013, JEA has
experienced an overall gain of one billion gallons of measurable
water, achieved using a solution that includes the new Sensus OMNI
meters, advanced meter testing and valve maintenance best practices.
Read the full case
study to learn more about JEA’s meter replacement program and how it
benefits customers today and for generations to come.
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