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Johnson Controls delivers $2.7M in water meter and leak detection improvements for Yazoo, Mississippi

Downtown Yazoo, Mississippi. The city is partnering with Johnson Controls to implement thousands of smart water meters and improve sustainability across the city.


ohnson Controls ability to stay within our projected budget while delivering integration, installation and training was a driving factor in our decision to embark on this project. -Richie Moore, general manager, Yazoo Public Service Commission

Infrastructure upgrades will improve water sustainability throughout the city, funded by an energy savings performance contract

Johnson Controls will implement $2.7M in water meter and leak detection improvements for The Public Service Commission (PSC) of Yazoo, Mississippi. The project will replace 4,500 water meters with advanced water meter technology, including installation of leak detection systems and automatic meter reading equipment. 

For many years, Yazoo PSC has dealt with aging, inefficient water meters and water leaks in their infrastructure that went undetected. The upgrades will help the city-owned utility improve meter-reading accuracy, reduce operational costs and support sustainability initiatives. 

“Johnson Controls ability to stay within our projected budget while delivering integration, installation and training was a driving factor in our decision to embark on this project,” said Richie Moore, general manager, Yazoo Public Service Commission. “We’re eager to implement this future-ready infrastructure to begin driving sustainability forward in our city.” 

The project is enabled through an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) and a Mississippi Department of Health Revolving Loan Program that includes federal funding. The ESPC guarantees efficiency gains as a result of operational improvements to fund the project without impacting taxpayers or increasing the cost of water service. These operational efficiencies include improvements in water meter accuracy, customer billing practices, the ability to reduce water loss by locating and repairing leaks within the distribution system, and the implementation of technology that will enable Yazoo PSC to enhance their customer service offering to constituents. Yazoo PSC is guaranteed $202,954 in benefits for the first year, and more than $4.37 million in benefits over the life of the 20-year project.

“We’re pleased to help the city of Yazoo drive value and improve sustainability for years to come with the introduction of water infrastructure upgrades,” said Brad Mason, account executive, Johnson Controls. “By engaging in an Energy Saving Performance Contract with Johnson Controls, the city will be able to implement the upgrades without raising water or sewer rates for residents.”

For more than 30 years, Johnson Controls has successfully implemented more than 3,000 ESPC projects throughout the nation and has helped clients save billions in utility costs. This project delivery method helps publicly funded entities make capital improvements over longer payback periods and offers many long-term benefits such as improved facility efficiency, occupant comfort, financial management and environmental protection.

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About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions
Johnson Controls Building Technologies & Solutions is making the world safer, smarter and more sustainable – one building at a time. Our technology portfolio integrates every aspect of a building – whether security systems, energy management, fire protection or HVACR – to ensure that we exceed customer expectations at all times. We operate in more than 150 countries through our unmatched network of branches and distribution channels, helping building owners, operators, engineers and contractors enhance the full lifecycle of any facility. Our arsenal of brands includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, PENN®, Sabroe®, Simplex® and Grinnell®. 

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