Advance Metering Infrastructure (AMI) which is a technology that allows utility meters to be read remotely. These upgraded water meters will allow accurate on-demand, and automatic utility reading. A web portal will be provided later in the year providing users with in depth information about their water consumption.
Smart Water Meters
Welcome to the future of smart water management. Smart water meters will provide you with easy-to-understand water usage information. Alerts can be set up to notify you of excess water usage. You will have online tools you can use from anywhere with an internet connection.
The web portal is currently in development and unavailable.
If you accidentally knock off the water meter transmitter from its location, or if you need it moved for renovations, make a service request online or call 306-445-1902.
An accommodation program is available for residential properties. Accommodated properties will have a new AMI compatible water meter installed without the radio transmitter. To be eligible for the accommodation program, property owners or tenants with owner's acknowledgement need to complete the application form and agree to monthly fee’s and future radio installation removal fee’s (at the time of the radio removal or installation), and agree to allow a City worker to enter the premises on a quarterly basis to complete manual meter reads.
Smart water meter upgrades will provide benefits to you and to the City. These upgraded meters will give you useful information. Allowing you to make informed decisions about your water usage. As well, we will be able to find water issues quicker, reducing the waste of water.
This on-demand information will be available anywhere you have an internet connection. Estimate billing will become a thing of the past. No more adjusted billing because of inaccurate estimates. With smart water meters, you will no longer have to read your own meter and phone or mail in your usage. That means no more having to squeeze into a tight space to read your meter.
Smart water meters will reduce the number of vehicles we need to send out. We will save money with reduced fleet costs, and reduced fuel expenses. These should reduce our carbon footprint.
The Battlefords News-Optimist
City’s new Smart Water Meter program will benefit residents and the environment