Engineering firm uses Assured Automation’s TM Series Flow Meter to reduce sewage charges

Featured Application: TM Series PVC Digital Water Meter


An engineering firm was being charged sewage fees based on the water meter the local water authority had on the water line going into their development. The building manager noticed the sewage fees had increased dramatically over the past several years. He realized that a significant portion of the water was not going down the sewer, but was being used for the irrigation of the extensive landscaping and fountains at their facility.

The building manager spoke with the local water authority about options. The local water authority agreed to deduct the amount of water used for irrigation from their sewage bill if the building manager could accurately meter the irrigation line.


Assured Automation showed the building manager the TM Series PVC Digital Water Meter. The TM meter is a low cost, battery operated turbine meter with +/- 3% accuracy with field replaceable batteries offering a long working life of 5000 hours and an integral digital display showing flow rate and 2 cumulative totals (1 total is resettable).

The TM Series was ideal for this application and was immediately installed on their irrigation water line. The water meter gave a cumulative total that the water authority could read and deduct from their sewage bill. They saw a significant drop in their sewer cost the following month.

The meter also provided a troubleshooting benefit. A few months after the meter was installed the building manager noticed that flow was still registering on the meter, even after the sprinkler system was shut down. After an extensive search, they found a break in their irrigation line that was leaking a significant amount of water. It may have gone undetected for months if they did not have the TM meter in line.

TM Series Water Meters are accurate, economical and designed to last. They are ideal for water processing and irrigation applications. Meters come in seven sizes with three fitting types.

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The TM Series is part of our complete range of valves and flow meters, engineered and manufactured to strict quality, performance and dimensional standards.

Call us today at 800-899-0553 with your meter or valves questions.

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About Kim O'Neill

Marketing administrator at Assured Automation, a leading provider of automated valves and flow components for industrial process control applications. For over 30 years Assured Automation has provided state of the art automation to a diverse clientele ranging from small equipment manufacturers to Fortune 500 Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical companies. The Assured Automation product line consists of a complete offering of standardized automated valve assemblies with a variety of commonly used accessory items. In addition, we offer complete valve automation services where we supply special automated valve assemblies designed around your specified products or your particular applications. Full design capabilities are offered including AutoCAD, Solidworks or other commonly used design and drawing programs. In addition to standard products, Assured Automation develops customized solutions for specific customer challenges. You can find Kim O'Neill on LinkedIn.
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