As part of our ongoing commitment to maintain a high quality of life for our citizens through cost-effective, innovative systems, I am proud to announce that the City of Mandeville has purchased new water meters from Aqua Metric, a division of the Thirkettle Corporation. This advanced metering system will eliminate monthly manual meter reads and provide timely water usage data regardless of weather conditions or power outages. It will also improve leak detection and our ability to serve customers.
Advanced metering supports the City’s commitment to preserving and protecting our environment in a number of ways, including reducing carbon emissions by taking meter reading vehicles off the road. This enhances our ability to quickly detect and stop leaks and provides customers with daily information on water use so that they can improve their efforts to conserve. It will also enable the City to be more efficient by effectively relying on advanced radio technology. The installation project has begun and residents will have a minimal interruption in their service. Homeowners will be notified in plenty of time as to when the contractors will be entering their area for installation. They will also be properly identified.
The wireless portions of the system will be operated according to Federal Communications Commission rules and will not interfere with other radio frequencies in the area. The transmitters use one-quarter of the power of a cell phone. The upgrade has begun and will continue for several months to complete.
Aqua Metric is a global leader in utility infrastructure systems and resource conservation, supporting the City’s commitment to maintaining a high quality of life for our citizens. City water will remain safe throughout the project