PHOENIX – November 19, 2012 – GWR Global Water Resources Corp. (TSX: GWR) and Global Water Resources, Inc. (“Global Water”) today announced that the City of Adelanto, California (the “City”), has approved the selection of Global Water’s FATHOM platform to provide the City with a fully integrated, end‐to‐end Customer Information System, including utility billing and customer care, Advanced Metering Infrastructure System and Asset Management System. The contract also includes the geospatial FATHOM Revenue Assurance Audit, designed to identify potential sources of missing revenue within the existing billing system. The entire offering will be financed through the use of tax‐exempt lease purchase finance which allows the City to immediately realize on reduced operating costs for the provision of these essential services.
“Selecting FATHOM was a big decision for us,” Mrs. Onyx Jones, the City’s Interim Finance Director confirmed. “It is clear that, as a utility, Global Water understands the increasing demands and expectations of our customers. FATHOM will allow us to provide our customers with the tools and the level of service that our customers are demanding. At the same time, FATHOM allows us to optimize our operations, minimize increases to our current costs and potentially increase our revenues.”
FATHOM will service approximately 7,419 connections in the City of Adelanto. The integrated platform offers the City an opportunity to leverage industry‐leading technologies and provides many benefits to the utility and their customers.
“Global Water is delighted to partner with the City of Adelanto to achieve their primary objective: do more with less. By selecting FATHOM, the City will benefit operationally from reliable, geospatial data, a real‐ time work order management system, timely, accurate billing, state‐of‐the‐art meter technology, and proactive asset maintenance with historical tracking,” said Mr. Trevor Hill, President & CEO, Global Water FATHOM. “With FATHOM, the City can offer their residents a true customer‐centric service model that features advanced online and mobile account management and superior customer care support. The combination of utility efficiencies and customer services available with FATHOM will allow the City of Adelanto to be a leader among water utilities, while reducing costs and generating revenue.”
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 Utility‐to‐Utility (“U2U™”) Solutions. Initially developed by Global Water to support and optimize its own utilities, FATHOM 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’ hands.
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