Union City is continuing the Water Meter Program initiative started during Fiscal Year 2015.
The new meters will be able to securely transmit data remotely to data collection units in the city, which will then be securely transmitted to a central database, effectively reducing the need for city staff to manually obtain a water meter reading. The new meters will also save operational costs and help ensure fair and equitable billing for customers, according to a information provided by the city.
New meters through the program will be installed and rolled out by zone, beginning in Zone 1. The rollout plan targets residents and businesses that have meters that must be read manually. Residents will be notified via door hanger, when installers have replaced or updated their meters.
These new meters will help the city of Union City provide services in a more efficient way. It supports the detection of water loss in the system, such as leaks more quickly, which will result in saving water and costs.
The city has hired Utility Solution of America, Inc. to assist the Water Department staff in installing the new meters and transmitters.