Global Water Enters Texas with FATHOM™ Platform Contract with the City of
PHOENIX, Dec. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - GWR Global Water Resources Corp. (TSX: GWR) and
Global Water Resources, Inc. ("Global Water") today announced that the City of
Kennedale, Texas (the "City"), has contracted Global Water's FATHOM™
platform to provide the City with a fully integrated, end‐to‐end Customer
Information System (CIS), including utility billing, customer care, and
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). The City's selection of FATHOM™ is
significant as it represents direct action by the city to address the area's
ongoing drought with effective water conservation plans, powerful customer
services tools, upgraded infrastructure, and real-time data.
"We currently provide customer service, billing and meter reading activities
in-house," said Bob Hart, City Manager. "When we visited Global Water, we saw
first-hand how their investments in technology could transform our own
operations and increase service with real-time data and robust customer-facing
tools. FATHOM™ supports our initiatives to eliminate meter-related water
loss and promote water conservation methods during these challenging
water-scarce times. We believe a partnership with Global Water represents a
real opportunity to affect positive change for our City."
Mr. Trevor Hill, President & CEO, Global Water stated, "Water is a finite
resource and with the recent droughts in Texas, the ability of Kennedale - and
all cities in Texas - to reduce overall water consumption through sustainable
consumption behavior is of utmost importance. The combination of our AMI and
CIS platforms will educate the City's customers on their water usage behaviors
in real time, which in our experience leads to a natural reduction in overall
"We are thrilled the City has selected our integrated, geospatially focused
FATHOM™ CIS and AMI offering. Choosing FATHOM™ to effectively achieve
sustained conservation, customer engagement and operational objectives will
benefit Kennedale in many ways, specifically in terms of data collection and
analysis, advanced technologies, improved service levels, and revenue
increases. We are confident the results will serve as a model for other
Texas cities to adopt demand side management in addition to their supply side
strategies and affect real change in the water industry and in Texas," Mr.
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, FATHOM(TM)
Utility‐to‐Utility ("U2U™") Solutions. Initially developed by Global
Water to support and optimize its own utilities, FATHOM(TM) 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'
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Bob Hart City Manager City of Kennedale Tel: 817.985.2102
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