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Glendale updating water meters with cutting-edge tech for better accuracy

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Glendale is overhauling its water metering system with advanced technology to track utility usage and leaks more accurately, potentially bringing in more revenue and helping users save water. The roughly $33.4 million project will replace 65,000 water meters with an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system. The city plans to fund the project through a bond and a potential $5 million grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

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Glendale is revamping its water metering system with a $33.4 million project to implement an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system, which will replace 65,000 water meters. The new system will allow customers to monitor their water use more closely and detect leaks on their property for quicker repairs, potentially saving money. The city plans to fund the project through a bond and a potential $5 million grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

To improve accuracy in tracking water use and streamline billing, Glendale will overhaul its aging water metering system with an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).

The AMI system will use upgraded water meters, sensors, data collection, and a two-way communication system to remotely collect water use information, allowing for more accurate readings and potential revenue increase.

The city plans to fund the $33.4 million project through a bond and a potential $5 million grant from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, with hopes that the improved system will pay for itself over time through increased revenue and cost savings in meter-related expenses.


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