Water Meter Upgrade Project Contractor to Begin Working in Ward 1
Work on the City of Regina’s Water Meter Upgrade Project continues as the contractor, Neptune Technology Group, begins working in Ward 1. Water utility customers in Ward 1 will soon receive a letter from the City introducing the project, followed by a brochure that provides information about scheduling a meter upgrade appointment.
The new meters will collect information about water use more frequently, enabling customers to manage and conserve water, as well as help detect leaks. The new water meter technology promotes environmental sustainability by eliminating the need for the meter reading vehicles that are currently used to collect drive-by meter reads. This will result in a community reduction of approximately 10 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.
To further enhance the utility customer experience, a new online service will be introduced next year. This convenient system will allow customers to access account information, view and understand their household water usage, receive timely water meter reads, and benefit from improved customer support. Furthermore, electronic notifications about planned water outages and consumption alerts for high water usage will empower residents to save water and money.
Regina’s Water Utility operates on a full cost-recovery basis to ensure Regina residents enjoy safe and reliable water, wastewater and stormwater services. The project is expected to cost approximately $42.5M, over a five-year period.
Visit Regina.ca/watermeter for information.