City of Rockmart to consider AMR water meter implementation


Rockmart, GA., USA — (METERING.COM) — August 27, 2006 – The Mayor and Council of the City of Rockmart in Georgia USA are currently considering proposals submitted by engineering firm Johnson Controls Inc. to replace the city’s existing water meters with AMR meters.

The proposal states that the implementation will provide the town with US$2.5 to US$3 million savings over the next 15 years. A potential agreement to upgrade the city’s building and lighting system by implementing energy saving and conservation solutions is also under consideration.

According to Jack Mansell, a representative of Johnson Controls Inc.: “The new water meters’ accuracy will also be guaranteed by JCI, replacing the existing old, degraded, inaccurate water meters, ensuring an equitable water metering system while reducing the city’s high 24 percent unaccounted-for water losses”.

He further noted that: “The savings will be contractually guaranteed by JCI and those guaranteed savings will offset the construction cost and provide a net savings to the city’s budget”.

Once approved, the project will take between an estimated 4 and 6 months to complete. JCI will start by pulling and testing 1 to 2 percent of the city’s existing water meters to determine their current accuracy and the feasibility of implementing the final improvement project.