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 www.cityofpleasantonca.gov under Hot Topics.