Changeout of water meters begins


Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — October 12, 2007 – West View Water Authority has embarked on a project to change each and every water meter within its service territory, to allow the Authority to convert to automatic meter reading. This new technology will provide the West View Water Authority the capability of reading the water meters by radio frequency and virtually eliminating the need for a meter reader to enter the home or business for regular water meter readings.

Dan Daugherty, Executive Director, stated that the Authority’s commitment to this program was based on the need to provide better service to their customers. The contract for the meter conversion program was awarded to VSi Meter Services, who will be responsible for installing the water meter and related equipment. Sensus Metering Systems will be providing the new water meter and the meter interface unit.

The entire project is expected to be complete within three years as there are approximately 53,000 water meters to be changed. VSi Meter Services, the Authority’s official contractor, will be working directly with all customers to schedule the new installation. The Executive Director said that each customer will receive a letter from VSi Meter Services regarding scheduling.

The new meters will be installed at no charge to customers. The Authority expects that the upgrade will enhance service, eliminate estimated bills, and better service its customers now and in the future.