Wyomissing, PA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — June 15, 2009 – Pennsylvania American Water has announced that it has completed the final phase of installing automated meter reading (AMR) devices for homes and businesses in Exeter and Amity townships.
The installations began in 2004 to convert all of Pennsylvania American Water’s approximately 8,900 customers in Exeter and Amity to the automated meter-reading devices. The company launched the final phase in early 2008, investing approximately $580,000 to complete the project.
The devices use radio frequency (RF) technology to collect customers’ readings.
“With this technology, we are able to read water meters remotely and more efficiently via wireless equipment that the meter readers use in their vehicles,” said Brian Hassinger, manager of field operations, Pennsylvania American Water. “Furthermore, we are now able to capture actual meter readings on a monthly basis, so that customers’ bills reflect their actual water usage and eliminate the need for estimated billing.”
Pennsylvania American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water, is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to more than 2 million people.