Automated meter reading Automated meter reading technology, AMR, has revolutionised the monitoring of water consumption. It uses real time data to track usage as often as every 15 minutes. Also known as smart metering, AMR is slightly different in the output but what both technologies share is the ability to help you - and us - spot gradual or sudden changes in water use. These changes could indicate leaks, inefficient practices or processes, or problems with valves, etc. Before we install AMR, we will discuss with you which areas represent the best opportunities for savings to be made.