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Posted on: August 13, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Public Works Begins Installation of New Water Meter Reading System

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Due to customer service, aging water meters and water conservation methods, the Town of Firestone has implemented a replacement program of its meter reading system to be completed by 2015.

The first phase of the project started in late 2012 when Public Works employees started replacing units located in property front yards. The first phase of the program replaced 1,153 outdated meters not compatible with a fixed base system. Phase two involved the installation of radio towers and pit radios which transmit hourly readings to the utility billing department 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

The new system will allow the utility billing department to alert customers of leaks in household plumbing, leaks in unoccupied dwellings and, when fully operational, customers will be able to access their account at any time of day to view usage, leaks and estimated monthly service charges.

“This upgraded program shows how Firestone continues to serve customers with the most competitive water rates on the Front Range, while using the latest technology,” said Theo Abkes, Public Works Director.

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