Why consider a water meter replacement project?
A comprehensive water meter replacement project not only benefits the water distribution system by creating a more efficient operation but allows a municipality to maintain the lowest possible water rates for customers. In general, smart water meter replacement projects can provide:
- More accurate water usage data: Newer water meters can provide real-time water consumption data to both the utility and customers.
- More accurate billing process: Hard water, debris, age, and deterioration can reduce the accuracy of analog meters over time, leading to lower measurements and the possibility of unbilled water use. With more precise meter readings, municipalities can bill more accurately.
- Increased revenue: Reducing the amount of unbilled water due to better distribution and more accurate meter readings can increase utility revenue.
- Reduced wear and tear: Real-time water consumption data can provide more proactive service in identifying and resolving issues and leaks.