Water Meter Change Out
The City of Elmhurst is embarking on a program that will replace all residential and commercial water meters with new automated meters. The new meters will replace older, underperforming units with new technology that will identify high water usage and potential leaks.
The meters will continue to automatically transmit data wirelessly and eliminate the need to manually drive past to read each meter. This allows the City to be more efficient and save money by preventing recording errors and eliminating time consuming manual meter reading.
Every water customer will receive a new water meter at no additional cost. It will take about 1 year to replace all of the meters in the City. The City is the process of awarding a contract to Siemens to perform this meter upgrade. The subcontracted installer (PMI) will need access to your home to replace the meter. Siemens will work with you to arrange a convenient appropriate time to complete this task.
If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Paul Burris at 630-530-3042 or email.
- Does this mean no more meter readers?
- How will the data from my meter used?
- Will the radio interfere with my television, cordless phone or other electronic devices?
- Will the city be able to monitor water usage more frequently, therefore informing us earlier?
- Can we use the meter to monitor our own usage electronically?
- Is there any other device that could potentially help us to know when we may be using more water than we should?