Ameresco, Inc. announced that it has been selected by the City of Mesquite, Texas to install a comprehensive smart metering infrastructure improvement project for its residential and commercial water utility customers. The project will include the installation of solid-state water meters and an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system to allow for wireless reading of water usage data to replace the current manual reading of meters. Ameresco will replace more than 42,000 water meters and 41,000 meter boxes citywide. At the end of the first year, the city is expected to accrue operational savings. By implementing an AMI system, Mesquite will be able to more accurately capture metered water consumption and more effectively manage future rate increases. The new automated meter reading by an AMI system will reduce estimated meter reading and meter accessibility issues and minimize billing errors across the city. Additionally, the installation of this new system will enable the city staff to provide greater customer service for its water utility customers by providing access to water usage data through a new customer web portal where customers can visit their historical utility consumption data.