Smart Water Metering

Guiding informed and defendable technology decisions and providing smooth project implementation to achieve customer support and lasting business benefits.


As both suppliers and consumers grapple with some of the toughest water challenges yet, heightened demands for better ways to monitor, manage and share data about distributed water will make smart water metering a solution of choice. Smart meters support water management efforts, serve increasingly sophisticated customer demands, and enable operational efficiencies that preserves affordable rates – all while helping to address the world’s water demand and scarcity issues.

Global market insights predict that the global smart water meters market will experience steady, extensive growth during the next five years. At Jacobs, we’re already proudly supporting our clients throughout their smart metering journey. We work with utilities of all sizes, from 5,000 customer regional-utilities to national providers with well over one million accounts.

  • 30 +

    advanced metering infrastructure projects globally

  • 6.2 M

    total meters to date

  • $ 1.6 B

    (and counting!) in capital investment

From project definition, vendor selection and stakeholder engagement, to organizational transformation, implementation and benefits realization, we partner with cities and water companies to help them avoid and mitigate unnecessary risk. We serve at their side as an owner’s agent to provide technical guidance throughout the process. Our global experience and operational knowledge mean we can provide useful insight on how advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems are evolving and maturing across global regions, while helping our clients make well-informed and sustainable decisions that make sense within their operating environment.

We provide full-service strategic consulting, economic modeling, procurement and program management services in the smart metering space and are strictly vendor independent. We’re not just the brains behind the technology, we are a long-term partner – one who can advise our clients on the use-case(s) for this technology and deliver benefits long after implementation is complete.

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As water issues intensify, so does awareness of the effects of water management decisions. Decisions at one point in the water cycle affect all the others—from water supplies to treatment, conveyance, wastewater treatment, reuse and return to the natural environment.

Whether it’s treating, distributing or storing water, Jacobs reaches across boundaries and collaborates to successfully deliver customized, innovative solutions across drinking water & reuse, industrial water, wastewater, water conveyance & storage and water resources.

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