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									                                                   A. WATER

PROJECT TITLE: Automated Meter Reading System
RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT: Finance
PROJECT FUNDING: $6,839,500
FIRST YEAR ESTIMATED OPERATING COSTS: None

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This project provides for the installation of a fixed network automated meter reading system that electronically
provides multiple meter readings per day per meter. Implementation involves replacement of all existing
water meters with radio signals that communicate with regional data collectors or receivers. The regional data
collectors transmit meter readings once daily via cell or fiber network to the receivers. Total cost for this
project is estimated to be $16,739,500. Appropriations through FY 2009 total $9,900,000. The FY 2010
appropriation of $6,839,500 provides final funding necessary for project completion.

PROJECT JUSTIFICATION:
The automated meter reading system, often referred to as automated meter infrastructure (AMI), will improve
customer service, water conservation and capital and operational planning and analysis by providing: leak
detection, conservation compliance information, theft and tampering detection, protection against estimated
billing, and usage analysis opportunities for both individual customers and the Town’s planning needs.

Anticipated cost savings associated with this system include savings affiliated with a reduction in field service
staff, reduced fuel demands due to fewer trips in the field and lower equipment maintenance and replacement
costs associated with updated technology.

PROJECT LOCATION:
This project affects the Town’s entire utility system which is located in both the Town of Cary and the Town
of Morrisville and is not bound to a specific location.




                                                   MORRISVILLE




                                                                 CARY




                                     Automated Meter
                                     Reading System

								
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