MARS Company: Triggering Innovation in Water Utility Industry
Dave Corey, CEO
The utility sector has evolved with a disruptive shift caused by the influence of the digital world. With this transition, modern day utilities and government municipalities have outgrown their industry’s resistance towards technology adoption and operating within redundant legacy systems. The modern day utilities constitute high functioning entities driven by innovation and services centered on the core principles of accuracy and customer satisfaction. Blooming with this phase shift and attributing significant value to the industry in the process, is Florida-based water meter testing and technology services company; MARS Company. With more than 30 years of industry experience, MARS Company brings sheer eminence in its water meter testing systems & software technology, innovative AMR/AMI technology products and software solutions and water system specialty, and fabricated products. The company caters to various water utility organizations and municipalities in the U.S. and around the globe by providing accurate meter testing and measurement of delivery of the water. Established as a prominent manufacturing organization, MARS Company specializes in designing, engineering, building, and installing customized business specific solutions. These solutions are highly adaptable as they conveniently align with the customers’ needs, available space, budget, and projected growth.
MARS Company assists the utilities and municipalities in generating real and achievable budgets based on anticipated water usage. In addition to providing guidance with regards to water audits and meter change-out programs, the company has designed its proprietary Test Bench System to assist their clients to generate and recover revenues.
MARS Company holds a dominant footprint in the U.S. and plans to direct its future advancements to target a global expansion strategy
The MARS Test Bench System enables the customers to test multiple meters at a time, ranging from 5/8” through 2” meters for typical residential and small businesses and larger meters ranging from 3” through 16”. As large meters carry significant revenue responsibility, testing and calibrating these meters determine a major financial impact to the utility.
Dave Corey, CEO of MARS Company says, “Inaccuracy in the measurement of water delivery leads to significant loss of revenue for the clients. To mitigate that, we focus heavily on meter testing and joining hands with meter manufacturers and vendors in order to obtain fact-based data to identify the revenue leakage and contain it.” The information is run through sophisticated analytics, refined, and converted into actionable insights.
MARS Company’s test benches are highly efficient in operating in closed loop environment. The latter complies with all the local, state, and federal environmental laws by reducing water wastage and setting an example as a conservator. The benches constitute a multi-tasking meter shop as they are completely automatic (although some manual intervention is required) and allow utility employees to perform other functions while testing is in service. Each bench provides a lifecycle of 25-30 years for all the major components while supporting meter maintenance and with enabled upgrade options. The information generated by the test benches is exceptionally accurate and specific to the meter size, make, and model, and also includes the meter test results complying with the specifications as detailed by the American Water Works Association (AWWA). The standardization enables the company to help clients in dealing with legal disputes. The Calibration and Certification program offered by MARS Company provides documentation that speaks directly to the court system. This information includes test bench compliance, scale certification, training certificates, and calibration certificates.
Currently, MARS Company holds a dominant footprint in the U.S. and plans to direct its future advancements to target a global expansion strategy in the years to come. Through programs that encourage its team to generate patentable products and solutions, MARS Company drives innovation within its service portfolio and creates a robust manufacturing infrastructure to further position itself as a leader in the water utility industry.