Can Better Data Cut Costs And Create New Revenue?

May 18, 2016

Internet-connected water and electrical meters as well as new technology like leak detection in underground pipes means public utility providers now have huge opportunities to increase efficiency. Rolling out that new tech can not only help cut costs and head off expensive failures, but can also create new revenue streams for cities.


  • Jim Epp is the manager of water operations for the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities.
  • Fred Ellermeier is vice president and chief operating officer of Black & Veatch's Smart Integrated Infrastructure team.