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Village Asks For Cooperation To Finish Meters

Forty households on the Village of Waterville water system have yet to transition to the digital meters.

At last week’s Village Board meeting, Department of Public Works Superintendent Jamie Bechy said 583 of the new meters have been installed. Despite several attempts at the remaining 40, Bechy said the department has been unable to get them done because the resident needs to be home to let them in.

“It’s five minutes,’’ he said, “to switch them over. Without these last ones it’s making more work for us.’’

The digital meters can be read through software installed in the village’s garbage truck. This system saves hours of labor to visit each residence for a reading four times a year.

Bechy told Village Board members each residence was also left with a yellow tag asking them to call for an appointment. There is no charge to homeowners.

“I’ve talked to people and they say they’ll call but they don’t,’’ Bechy said. “I know with Covid people…


The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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