Sometimes the most effective solutions involve what many of us take for granted.
Say, for example, you want to reduce water usage. You can’t know that you’re reducing the amount of water that you use unless you’re able to measure your use. The more precisely you’re able to measure, the more effective your conservation efforts will be. And therein lies the brilliance of Badger Meter.
What happens at Badger Meter
Badger Meter, part of our Clean Water portfolio, produces tools that measure resources like water and oil to reduce waste and help preserve these precious resources for a better tomorrow. Badger Meter’s primary offerings break down into three categories: Utility, flow, and consolidation.
Municipalities are responsible for regulating the water that runs through our pipes, and Badger Meter is dedicated to making sure that local municipalities have the tools to do so. They manufacture and distribute water meters, meter readings, and analytics technologies that allow municipalities to monitor water usage and make important decisions in real time. Badger Meter is dedicated to supplying municipalities with metering hardware that is durable and accurate.
For a company that wants to manage whatever is flowing through its pipes, Badger Meter knows that the first step is to be able to measure it. Badger Meter’s Flow Instrumentation provides the technology to measure and control water, air, steam, oil, and other liquids.
For over seventy years, Wyco, which falls under the Badger Meter umbrella, has been dedicated to the development of concrete consolidation products. With patented products like the industry’s only Square Head vibrating design, and the Sure Speed electric vibrator motor with constant speed, Wyco has an established reputation for innovative long-lasting products in concrete consolidation.
Technology to meet a changing climate
Along with its commitment to delivering a market leading product, Badger Meter is an agile, adaptive, and forward thinking company. They have a demonstrated history of meeting the changing demands of water use due to climate change. In 2015, for example, California Governor Jerry Brown instituted statewide mandatory water restrictions in response to the prolonged drought that plagued California.
This is a rational response to a collective problem. It calls on residents to monitor and reduce their water consumption. But how does such an initiative become enforceable past self-reporting?
Enter Badger Meter to the Rescue. The Badger Meter team’s new offering BEACON® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) enabled water suppliers to immediately respond to state-mandated actions in a way that is also cost effective. BEACON AMA uses a mixture of cloud-based software and cellular metering technology to help comply and measure these reductions, which is why over thirty California water suppliers added BEACON AMA to their program.
BEACON AMA goes further than monitoring intended water use. It also proved useful in identifying unintended water loss through leaking pipes.
Arming consumers with knowledge
EyeOnWater is another remarkable offering in the the BEACON product line. Contained within the BEACON AMA software suite, EyeOnWater is targeted towards providing customers with comprehensive information about their water conservation. The software uses visual aids through easy-to-understand water consumption graphs and charts, and users can set up alerts to better monitor water usage.
But what happens to that data?
As more people begin to use BEACON AMA, Badger Meter has become responsible for the data of its consumers. Because they understand the great responsibility that comes along with protecting this data, in July of 2017, Badger Meter announced that it had self-certified itself with the E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
The Privacy Shield was designed as a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission to provide data privacy standards for the transfer of data between companies in the U.S. and the European Union.
This proactive step illustrates the integrity of Badger Meter and its dedication to keeping its clients’ data secure.
Treating water & wastewater right
Water and wastewater treatment is essential to delivering water that is safe to use and drink. Badger Meter takes this critical job seriously, which is why they include water treatment solutions as a part of their end-to-end portfolio of products for the water treatment industry. Just one more way that Badger Meter is committed to water conservation.
While Badger Meter may not be a company that you think about on a daily basis, they have established themselves as an industry leader in the water regulation industry. They are committed to aiding water conservation efforts through the production of a durable, effective, and innovative product. As such, they have created a loyal customer base that will keep business booming while building a better world.