The city of Coweta and the Coweta Public Works Authority have engaged the Meter Install Group to install approximately 3,200 new water meters across Coweta that are tied to an Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) system. The work, which will begin in May, is expected to take approximately three months to complete.
AMR systems have been widely available to water, gas and electric utilities for several decades now and are touted for increasing the efficiency of service to the customer. Currently, city crews read meters for two to three weeks each month, walking from meter to meter to get the monthly consumption. With an AMR system, crews will be able to accurately read all of the meters in the system in a matter of a few hours by simply driving through the neighborhoods with a receiver and computer in the vehicle. The information generated by this system will help to detect leaks past the meter earlier, and provide data to help customers manage their consumption more proactively. Each meter in this system will retain consumption data, by the hour, for approximately ninety days which can be provided to the customer in graphical form. Armed with this information, customers can adjust their lawn watering schedules and locate and fix that pesky leaking faucet or toilet or seek help to correct a more complicated issue.
The crews from the Meter Install Group will be carrying identification and will be driving vehicles similar to the one below. The process may, very rarely, require direct contact with our customers, and it should be performed in a manner that has a very low impact on customer’s daily lives. Should you see something that seems out of place during the time this work is occurring, please contact the Public Works Department at 918-486-8073 or the police non-emergency line at 918-486-2121.