Inexpensive Geo-Coding for Water Utilities

by Frank Gradilone, III, United Water Resources, Westwood, NJ, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Infrastructure and Marketing in Water Resources


Geo-Coding enables Hackensack Water Company to optimize meter reading and customer service routing; to analyze water consumption data at a micro level, and relate that data to census and economic development data; and to facilitate detailed distribution system mapping and rehabilitation planning. The geo-coding process involves transferring geographic data, census geography (e. g. , census tracts) and spatial data (e. g. , latitude and longitude) to a utilities customer service or system features database. This paper describes the geo-coding process, and outlines the plans for projects that will utilize the geo-coded customer database - route optimization for customer service operations, and planning for distribution main rehabilitation.

Subject Headings: Spatial data | Client relationships | Water meters | Water supply systems | Municipal water | Economic factors | Databases | Flood routing | New Jersey | United States

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