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Guthrie begins replacement of water meters wireless water meter reading improves efficiency

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The City of Guthrie, will begin installation of an advanced water meter reading (AMR) system from Sensus. The innovative system will replace monthly manual meter reads with a wireless system that collects multiple remote reads per day, allowing for better leak detection, increased billing accuracy and improved customer service.

water meterAdvanced metering works via wireless technology to send readings to regional collectors that transmit the usage data to City Hall. Regional collectors are located on existing water tanks and towers. The innovative system replaces monthly manual reads with the wireless system that collects multiple remote reads per day, allowing for better leak detection, increased billing accuracy and improved customer service.

“Sensus is a global leader in utility infrastructure systems and resource conservation and supports our commitment to maintaining a high quality of life for our citizens through cost-effective, innovative programs.  Advanced metering  also supports our commitment to preserving and protecting our environment by reducing carbon emissions by taking meter readers off of the road, enhancing our ability to quickly detect and stop leaks,  and providing customers with daily information on water use so that they can improve their efforts to conserve.”

Because changing out approximately 3,800 meters will take several months, customers will receive a letter prior to installation in their area no less than five to seven business days prior to installation. During installation, contractors working on behalf of the City of Guthrie will interrupt water service. Before leaving the site, crews will test the new meter by running about 10 gallons of water from an exterior hose or faucet.  Door hangers will be left at the main entrance to the property informing the resident or business owner of the status of the visit (installation complete, installation pending; water was being used, or unable to access water meter).

Contractors will carry proper identification and have successfully completed a comprehensive background check; contractor vehicles will also be clearly marked.  To learn more, visit www.cityofguthrie.com.

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