METERINGChina.com--In recent years, city water supply developed rapidly, during the 11th Five Year Plan period, the length of pipe network increased 222.1 thousand kilometer. We would forecast the future smart meter shipment on basis of the length of the pipe network. From 2002 to 2011, the pipe network developed from 312.6 thousand kilometer to 573.8 thousand kilometer, the growth rate was 7%.According to the 12th Five Year Plan, the water supply facility construction would keep going, and it was planned to add 185.3 thousand kilometer pipe network, the total length reach 725.3 thousand kilometer. From 2006 to 2010, the shipment of smart water meter increased from 2475 thousand units to 6600 thousand units, with a growth rate of 28%, the shipment increased annually with the developing of the pipe length. According to the construction plan, it was estimated that the shipment in 2015 would reach 12.753 million units with a growth rate of 14%, supposing the price for per unit is 275Yuan, we could forecast that the market capacity would be 3.5 billion in 2015.