AMI-ABLE Committee

AMIABLE LogoThe AMI-ABLE Committee is an extension of the Water Research Foundation project, AMR/AMI Standardization for Drinking Water Systems.  In December 2014, the Committee was approved by the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) Board of Directors to further the project goals to promote the establishment and use of standards for Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) systems. See the committee's mission statement here.  

A working group of water utilities, with the assistance of funding from the California Department of Water Resources, and in partnership with the California Water Efficiency Partnership, has engaged Don Schlenger and Associates, LLC to prepare a template Request for Proposals (RFP) of AMR/AMI specifications regarding aspects of transmitted meter data and the formats that it may take. The highest priority in the effort is the advent of interoperability between AMR/AMI systems, monitors and valves that may be connected to them, communication and programming devices as well as data formatting. The RFP is a living document which can be used by water utilities and customized to suit their needs.

The committee is expanding utility membership but also working in partnership with vendors, consultants and other organizations associated with AMI and AMR. Please click here if you are interested in participating.  

Past Meetings/Events

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Hampton Inn, Brilliance Room
550 15th Street, Denver, CO

Click here to request the RFP 


  • AMR/AMI Overview [PDF]
  • PowerPoint Slides from AWE's Feb '15 AMI Webinar [PDF]
  • AMI-ABLE Committee Overview [PDF]
  • Template for an Advanced Metering Infrastructure System Request for Proposals [Request Form