MWA Installing New AMR Meters
The Macon Water Authority (MWA) is in the final phase of a comprehensive water meter replacement program, with these latest efforts involving the change out of approximately 42,000 old meters that have exceeded their estimated useful life, with new ones that feature Automatic Meter Reading [AMR] technology.
By the end of 2022, approximately one quarter of these 42,000 remaining customer meters have received upgraded AMR meters, with all the meters scheduled to be replaced and upgraded by the end of 2023.
The Authority has hired a contractor, Envocore, to help the utility perform this change-out, because of the large volume of meter conversion. From now through the end of 2023, you may see MWA-Envocore crews in your neighborhood, changing out your water meter.
The AMR system will allow meters to be read from radio receivers in our fleet vehicles. By upgrading all customer water meters, we will ensure that we can accurately track individual usages for billing purposes, while monitoring and assessing community water demands.
The benefits of AMR technology are undeniable:
- Convenience. Meter readers no longer need to visit the property each month to determine water consumption. An occasional visit may be necessary only for maintenance purposes.
- Improve the efficiency of meter reading and billing. AMR meters allow for better overall data collection and analysis of water consumption.
- Reduce reading and recording errors. AMR technology automatically collects consumption and transmits the data to a central database for billing.
We look forward to providing you with even more efficient water and sewer services thanks to this installation of AMR technology on all MWA customer meters by the end of 2023.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the AMR Project, please contact us at 478-464-5600, or email@example.com.
For a short (@ 2 minute) video of an AMR Meter installation, please check out the “Learn More” link below.
Chris Wood, Ph.D.
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