Aquatech Recognizes SmartMeter as Innovative

The SmartMeter™ SM150VR+ Intelligent Water Meter from Severn Trent Services received the Aquatech Innovation Award in the Process Control Technology and Process Automation category at Aquatech Amsterdam, held last month, according to a Nov. 12 press release.

The company's MicroDynamics® microwave ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system also was nominated for an Innovation Award in the Water Treatment category, making Severn Trent Services the only company to receive two Innovation Award nominations.

The meter is the first to have a built-in induction touch read capability. This is a standard feature, allowing utilities to take the first step towards automatic meter reading at no added cost for the meter. This instant electronic read functionality lends itself to "doorstep billing."

The disinfection system offers improved reliability and bulb life compared to traditional UV systems, resulting in lower overall operating costs. The microwave UV technology enables the use of electrodeless bulbs. All systems are modular, with a small footprint and use the same parts and components for easier maintenance and lower operating costs.

Severn Trent Services, with global headquarters in Fort Washington, Pa., supplies water and wastewater solutions. The company's broad range of products and services is concentrated around disinfection, instrumentation and filtration technologies, contract operating services and state-of-the-art residential metering products and services.