Community meeting scheduled tonight to explain new water metering system

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

A community meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Veterans Memorial Building to explain and demonstrate the new automated water meters that will replace existing meters in Pleasanton homes and businesses starting this month.

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.

The Veterans Memorial Building is located at 301 Main St. in downtown Pleasanton.

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

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Posted by Happy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 2, 2016 at 1:29 pm

I am thrilled Pleasanton is finally going to implement this system. Truckee (in Tahoe) has this type of system and it has saved me when there was a leak in one of our pipes that we would have never seen because it was under the house. We will also be able to check our usage every couple days when we are out of town or on vacation and also able to detect landscape sprinkler problems in a more timely manner.

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Posted by skeptical
a resident of Country Fair
on Aug 6, 2016 at 11:14 pm

Always a little skeptical when things that I paid for (as taxpayer) are explained to me AFTER they decided, and committed, to jam it down our throats. Why is the city so happy about this - because it's going to save me money? Just kind of wondering when the other shoe will drop. Maybe they should just put a camera in everyone's house, so they can help us make better choices in all areas of living. Cameras are probably cheaper than these meters. And the likelihood of bringing down the whole neighborhood's Comcast, AT&T, or other utilities when they install the meters would be lessened with cameras.

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