Meters Section

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Mission

Our mission is to ensure that all water meters and backflow devices are functioning accurately and inspected in a timely fashion for our customers.

 

Description

The Meters Section is responsible for maintaining the Towns automatic meter system that reduces labor time, prevents recording errors, minimizes wear and tear on vehicles, minimizes the need for Town employees to access residents private property. These meters also potentially allow water lines leaks, and/or excessive usage to be identified earlier by analysis of data collected. The meters section also generates an hourly reports for any customer. These reports show usage throughout the day. They then can adjust daily routines, such as lawn watering, to aid in water conservation.

Along with the responsibilities of maintaining the meters, staff is also responsible for administering the Cross Connection Prevention Program. Our certified testers completed the inspection and testing of 1,378 backflow prevention assemblies. These devices are vital to the protection of our water system from backflow. The term backflow means any unwanted flow of used or non-potable water of substance from any domestic, industrial or institutional piping system into the pure, potable water distribution system. Our cross connection control program is a structured and organized to inspect all devices in a timely manner eliminating and containing any hazards that might enter our municipal potable water supply.