— Fayette Water System to upgrade 32,000 water meters —
The Fayette County Water System is replacing 32,000 water meters that have reached their end-of-life with state-of-art Ultrasonic Meters manufactured by Badger Meter, USA.
The project, kicked-off February 1st , is expected to be completed at the end of 2025 with help from the installation contractor, Pedal Valves, Inc.
As part of the metering system upgrade, customers can access an application, EyeOnWater, a user-friendly phone or computer application that allows access to water usage data on an hourly basis.
The new tool allows customers to set up notification alerts for potential leaks or excess water usage to help avoid water loss leading to unexpectedly high bills. Ultrasonic meters have no moving parts increasing the longevity and accuracy of this infrastructure.
“The Fayette County Board of Commissioners chose to allocate a portion of the County’s American Recovery Plan Act funding to this multi-million-dollar infrastructure investment that benefits most County residents for decades to come. We remain vigilant in meeting the challenges of source water protection, water conservation and community education while continuing to provide safe drinking water to everyone in the community,” Vanessa Tigert, Water System Director said.
Project notification letters are being sent to all Fayette County Water System customers in advance of the meter installation. Water System staff are working closely with the contractor to ensure a seamless customer experience during the meter upgrade.
This project will improve water usage, billing, and potential leak notifications to residents and businesses. In addition to supporting environmental stewardship, this project will enable Fayette County Water System to provide enhanced customer service and improve operational efficiencies.
For more information about the project and the capabilities of the new meters, visit the website at www.fayettecountyga.gov/water.