TheJuly 2001 Trials & Installations Updatefrom TheAutomatic Meter Reading Association, reflects a growing level of activity in the automatic meter reading industry as energy utilities continue their trek toward competition and water utilities seek improved efficiencies to offset high water-treatment costs. The update, which includes projects launched or significantly altered since January, provides details about 119 deployments at 115 utilities in North America and Europe comprising more than 5.1 million units.