Meter reading services
In 1998, the city completed a Water Meter Retrofit Program that installed radio transponders on every residential water meter in the city. This allows the Utilities Operations Division to utilize high-technology equipment to provide meter reading services to residents in the city. Using a radio-read system for meter reading, staff reads the water meter without pulling the meter lid off, thus eliminating reading and logging the numbers from each meter by hand. The system works by having the radio signal from each water meter send the reading to a mobile computer housed in a van that drives up each street collecting readings from all of the houses in the area. This data is then downloaded to the Utility Billing Division of the Finance Department, which then issues a monthly utility bill to each water user in Westminster.
Water Meter Pit Information