City of Mission launches water meter replacement project
Mission, Texas. The City of Mission takes another step into the future with its new water meter project.
At its regular city council meeting held on March 2, 2021, the Mission City Council approved financing of the performance contract to upgrade the city’s water delivery management system to more efficient, accurate, and reliable water meters. A kickoff meeting was held this Tuesday to begin the installation phase of the project.
In Mission, the project will replace approximately 29,000 manually read water meters with state-of-the-art advanced metering technology, providing multiple benefits to users and the city alike. Customers will benefit from the availability of accurate, real-time water usage data through a website portal and smartphone application. With more precise meter readings, customers can have more control of their water consumption. Users are also able to monitor their usage and reduce consumption during times of drought.
Most importantly, the water meters can detect and alert of any water leaks or losses, which can be quickly addressed instead of being surprised by a higher-than-usual monthly water bill.
“The City of Mission is known for promoting innovation and technology,” Mayor Dr. Armando O’Caña said. “This administration is forward-thinking, future-minded, and conservative, and we are constantly seeking methods and models to improve the management and delivery of City services to our residents.”
Under the performance contract, the project is guaranteed to generate over $38 million in revenues and savings for the City of Mission during the life of the project.
“We are proud to have found a cost-effective solution that will conserve and protect our valuable natural resources, decrease waste and inefficiencies, and lead Mission into the future, all without raising taxes,” Councilman Alberto “Beto” Vela said.
The project is expected to be complete by August 2022.