Smart metering encouraged with city-wide open houses | Environment
Madison Water Utility will host three events in September for Project H2O – Smart Metering for a Sustainable Future
The project will take place all year and throughout the city. The meter project will automate water meter readings to increase accuracy and provide timely information to customers, said a press release. This will help customers to manage their water usage.
Users will also transition to monthly billing rather than the current six-month billing process. This will allow quicker detection of leaks and could save hundreds of gallons of water, the press release said.
A web application will also make hourly water consumption data available to customers.
The Madison Water Utility will present open house events to explain utility infrastructure, rates and billing, wireless technology, new meter equipment, water quality issues, the installation process, the linkage to the city sewer utility, the water wagon, and a kids activity table.
The first open house event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Olbrich Gardens, located at 333 Atwood Ave.
Future events will be at the same time on Sept. 12 at the Water Utility Administrative Office located at 119 E. Olin Ave., and on Sept. 27 at the Alicia Ashman Public Library located at 733 N. High Point Rd.
For more information, visit the Project H2O website here.