Water Meter Upgrade Project Contractor to Begin Working in Ward 6
Work on the City of Regina’s Water Meter Upgrade Project continues as the contractor, Neptune Technology Group, moves into Ward 6. Water utility customers in Ward 6 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.
With over 30 per cent of utility customers upgraded in Ward 7, the project is on schedule and will soon be ramping up with an increase in technicians to achieve the timelines set out over this three-year project. As upgrades begin in Ward 6, work will continue in Ward 7 over the next few months.
Later in 2023, a new online service will be introduced for utility customers to access account information. Benefits of the new system include:
- Ability to view and understand household water use activities
- Timely water meter reads and improved customer support
- Electronic notifications about planned water outages
- Consumption alerts for when water use is high to help 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.