PHOENIX, AZ, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - GWR Global Water Resources Corp. (TSX: GWR) and Global Water Resources, Inc. ("Global Water") today announced that the City of Adelanto, California (the "City"), has approved the selection of Global Water's FATHOMTM platform to provide the City with a fully integrated, end-to-end Customer Information System, including utility billing and customer care, Advanced Metering Infrastructure System and Asset Management System. The contract also includes the geospatial FATHOMTM Revenue Assurance Audit, designed to identify potential sources of missing revenue within the existing billing system. The entire offering will be financed through the use of tax-exempt lease purchase finance which allows the City to immediately realize on reduced operating costs for the provision of these essential services.
"Selecting FATHOMTM was a big decision for us," Mrs. Onyx Jones, the City's Interim Finance Director confirmed. "It is clear that, as a utility, Global Water understands the increasing demands and expectations of our customers. FATHOMTM will allow us to provide our customers with the tools and the level of service that our customers are demanding. At the same time, FATHOMTM allows us to optimize our operations, minimize increases to our current costs and potentially increase our revenues."
FATHOMTM will service approximately 7,419 connections in the City of Adelanto. The integrated platform offers the City an opportunity to leverage industry‐leading technologies and provides many benefits to the utility and their customers.
"Global Water is delighted to partner with the City of Adelanto to achieve their primary objective: do more with less. By selecting FATHOMTM, the City will benefit operationally from reliable, geospatial data, a real-time work order management system, timely, accurate billing, state-of-the-art meter technology, and proactive asset maintenance with historical tracking," said Mr. Trevor Hill, President & CEO, Global Water FATHOMTM. "With FATHOMTM, the City can offer their residents a true customer-centric service model that features advanced online and mobile account management and superior customer care support. The combination of utility efficiencies and customer services available with FATHOMTM will allow the City of Adelanto to be a leader among water utilities, while reducing costs and generating revenue."
About GWR Global Water Resources Corp. and Global Water
GWR Global Water Resources Corp. owns an approximate 48.1% interest in Global Water, a leading water resource management and technology company that owns and operates water, wastewater and recycled water utilities, and provides technology‐enabled services through its unique platform, FATHOMTM Utility‐to‐Utility ("U2U™") Solutions. Initially developed by Global Water to support and optimize its own utilities, FATHOMTM OS is a cloud‐based geo‐spatial integrated suite of utility‐to‐utility solutions proven to increase utility revenue, decrease operating costs and improve customer service. FATHOM™ puts water management tools in customers' hands.
SOURCE: GWR Global Water Resources Corp.
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