Jackie Snow of Smart Cities Dive covers findings from West Monroe's recent signature research piece on the state of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) in the U.S. water utility industry.

June 1, 2017 -- A Bluefield Research report found that water utilities are expected to spend $20 billion on software, data, and analytics solutions over the next decade with more than $15 billion of that on smart meters. Therefore, water utilities have some catching up to do. According to a report by West Monroe Partners, about 35% of water utilities have adopted automated metering systems, yet of those utilities, only 45% state they've implemented some form of analytics.

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