Utility Billing Meter Change-out Project
Several Utility Billing members are in the midst of meter change-out projects. The projects range in complexity from AMR (Automatic Meter Reading) to AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure). AMR meter readings are stored on a handheld device or a thumb drive via walk-by, drive-by or fixed network. In contrast, AMI meters enable two-way communication over a fixed network between the utility system and metering endpoints. Reading retrieval can occur as frequent as every 15 minutes.
Meter technology has vastly improved in recent years. One benefit of the newer technology is the ability to identify leaks quicker. The city benefits from the loss of unbilled treated water. Residents benefit by receiving a notification of a potential leak allowing them to make repairs quickly.
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Category: Utility Billing