In Decatur, every resident and business will be getting a new water meter.
Installation will start next month and take about a year to complete.
That’s a total of 30,000 meters.
The new meters will mean the elimination of meter readers as the new meters will electronically transmit the usage to the main office.
The goal is to eliminate reading errors and to more quickly know if there is a leak.
The only maintenance will be to replace the battery.
That will need to be done in about 20 years.