SEAL ROCK WATER DISTRICT
Begins Advanced Water Metering Installation (AMI)
Seal Rock Water District (SRWD) will begin installation of an advanced metering (AMI) system from Raleigh-based Sensus. Advanced metering works via wireless technology to send readings to regional collectors that, in turn, transmits the usage data directly to the District office. The innovative system replaces monthly manual reads with the wireless system that collects multiple remote reads per day, allowing for better leak detection, increased billing accuracy and improved customer service.
“Sensus is a global leader in utility systems and resource conservation, and supports the District’s commitment to maintaining a high quality of life for our citizens through cost-effective, innovative programs,” said Adam Denlinger, SRWD General Manager. “Advanced metering also supports the District’s commitment to preserve and protect our environment by reducing carbon emissions by taking meter readers off the road, enhancing our ability to quickly detect and stop leaks and provide customers with daily information on water use so that they can improve their efforts to conserve.”
District customers will be notified when their meter is scheduled to be replaced. A brief disruption in service will occur as individual meters are replaced – typically taking 15-minutes or less.
AMI installation is a $1.5 million dollar project, fully funded through a grant provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development.
The District will begin installation of the AMI system in September of this year, a process that could take up to 6-months to complete. Our communities’ drinking water system will remain safe and operate normally throughout the installation period.
To learn more about this project or other planned infrastructure improvements, please visit www.srwd.org