The Village of Oak Brook uses data collection units from a company
called Aclara to monitor water meters throughout the Village’s service
area. The data collection units are strategically placed throughout the
village to read water meters and relay the data back to Village IT. The
units were installed several years ago, and it is now time for Aclara to
come back to the village and service all of the units. Some of the
units are currently functioning up to standards, while other are either
malfunctioning or are located in areas that are no longer serviced.
The image displayed with this article is a portion of the map that
was created for Aclara staff to locate the units throughout the village.
The map includes unit number and location, water mains, water towers,
and basic features in the Village. It was designed to assist Aclara
staff in locating the units, as well as a record of location that will
be saved by the Village. GIS has streamlined made the process of
replacement more efficient.