The District will be pilot testing a new automated meter reading system this year that will involve the installation of approximately 600 automated read meters at homes within the District’s service area. The new system will allow meter readers to drive by each meter and electronically collect meter data.
In addition to increasing efficiency, the new system is expected to reduce data collection errors and provide additional water consumption information for ratepayers. Other utility providers have successfully used these systems for a number of years. Assuming success of the pilot testing, over 30,000 automated read meters will be deployed over the next four to five years.