PHOENIX, March 26, 2012 /CNW/ - GWR Global Water Resources Corp. (TSX: GWR), Global Water Resources, Inc. ("Global Water") and the City of El Cajon, California ("El Cajon" or the "City") announced today a multi-year, comprehensive billing services contract was signed to support the City's 16,000 wastewater accounts with its FATHOMTM Utility-to-Utility Solutions platform.
During the City Council's meeting last fall when the contract was awarded, it was stated that FATHOMTM was selected for a variety of reasons including improved convenience as the platform offers El Cajon customers online account access, paperless billing and pay-by-phone options.
"In today's economy, cities must find ways to increase revenue, decrease costs and improve customer service. FATHOMTM brings leading edge technologies and economies-of-scale to small and medium size municipalities, just like El Cajon - instantly saving them money and improving their operational efficiencies," said Trevor Hill, President and CEO of Global Water. "We look forward to sharing FATHOMTM, our proven, guaranteed solution, with El Cajon and working together to best position the City for future success."
FATHOMTM is deployed as an integrated suite of utility-to-utility services including: Automated Meter Infrastructure, Customer Information System and Asset Management solutions. FATHOMTM is hosted in a secure cloud computing environment, ensuring rapid implementation, and requires no additional IT personnel or infrastructure from the City. FATHOMTM is proven to significantly lower utility operating costs improve service levels.
About GWR Global Water Resources Corp. and Global Water
GWR Global Water Resources Corp. owns an approximate 48.1% interest in Global Water. Global Water is a leading water resource management and technology company that owns and operates water, wastewater and recycled water utilities, and provides data and water management services through its unique, award winning platform, FATHOMTM Utility-to-Utility (U2U™) Solutions. Initially developed by Global Water to support and optimize its own utilities, FATHOMTM is an integrated suite of advanced technologies proven to increase revenue, decrease costs and bring heightened efficiencies to municipally-owned utilities. FATHOMTM puts water management tools in customers' hands.
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