Community meeting scheduled tonight to explain new water metering system

$7-million Pleasanton project will provide online monitoring of water use

Two community outreach meetings are planned to demonstrate the new automated water meters that will replace existing meters in Pleasanton homes and businesses starting in August.

The first community outreach meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the city's Operation Services Center, 3333 Busch Road.

A second meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St.

The new meters will give consumers the ability to access current and historic water consumption data from any smart device or computer. The data be more accurate and will reduce operating costs and improve customer service.

The system is comprised of new meters fitted with meter transmission units, which collect water data every hour, and 16 data-collector units, which transmit this data to a cloud-based computer system. A new customer web portal will enable water users to access their real-time and historic consumption data from any smart device or computer and enable them to set notifications for abnormal usage alerts that could predict potential leaks in a user's system.

The project total for the AMI procurement and installation of up to 22,000 new water meters is just over $7 million and has been paid for through the city's Capital Improvement Program and the Water Enterprise Fund.

Additional information on the project can be found on the City's website at under Hot Topics.

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Posted by Ian Basset
a resident of Mohr Park
on Jun 24, 2016 at 3:23 pm

Thanks for listening! Sounds like we are headed in the right direction! I had made this comment on a similar Pleasanton water use article in the EB Times a couple of years ago: "To Mgmt: As a head of a very full household (6) with a large yard I would love to have better tools to be able to manage our water use. I have seen presentations from other water districts providing a dashboard for each of their households..."

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Posted by Smart?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 29, 2016 at 11:36 am

I wonder how long it will be before the water district polices how often, and the times of day you water? Will meters be able to shut your service off?

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Posted by not a waster
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 29, 2016 at 12:58 pm

Will meters be able to shut off water to those who waste it? I sure hope so !!! No more green lawns in Ruby Hill or the other pricey places where a fine means nothing. Go over your allotment, have your water shut off. Shut off. Live with it you water pigs.

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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 29, 2016 at 1:17 pm

"Shut off the water in ruby hills" or any other place residing on the "mountain" are you kidding me, never going to happen, who do you think runs this town, it's not us folks down in the flat-lands

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