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, FATHOMTMUtility‐to‐Utility ("U2U™") Solutions. Initially developed by Global
Water to support and optimize its own utilities, FATHOMTMOS 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.