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Rutland prepares to install new water metering system

December 30, 2018

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Rutland is preparing for a new overhaul of its water metering system in less than a month.

Public Works Commissioner Jeffrey Wennberg says the new meters being installed will save the city $130,000 per year. The Rutland Herald reports 4,700 new Fathom-brand water meters will be installed to replace the previous meters.

An audit of the new metering system was just completed, so the DPW can begin replacing or updating every meter installed before 2013 while the newer ones are retro-fitted. Wennberg says the process will begin in January.

The meters will be tested every hour instead of once per quarter, enabling the department to proactively locate small leaks.

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