Meter Repair & Replacement Program

The water meter replacement program began in l982. The goal of the program was to replace one hundred meters per year until the entire system is updated. The first two years of the program mainly consisted of replacing broken or stuck meters. After those meters were replaced the programs emphasis shifted toward those customers from which meter readings could rarely be obtained. This was accomplished because the type of water meter selected for the water meter program was a radio reading meter that would allow meter readings from the outside of a building, eliminating the accessibility problem. The last type of water meter problem that had to be addressed were the old meters that were registering less than 90% (percent) of the flow. Since the inception of this program our system remains to be 100% (percent) metered and more than 95% (percent) of our old meters have been replaced.