How Do I Know My New Meter Is Accurate?
The new water meters are the SM-700 model manufactured by Elster Amco Water. The operating principle is called “fluidic oscillation” and has been validated by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) which sets the standards for water meters. The standard for the SM-700 is the AWWA C-713. Each meter is tested by the manufacturer before it leaves the factory and a certificate of accuracy is attached prior to shipping. When the new meters were installed, the certificates were removed and placed on file at City hall. Additionally, the City sent out a random batch of meters to a neighboring community to validate the factory test results from an unbiased, 3rd party perspective.

All meters were within the allowable tolerances and found to be satisfactory.

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1. Why do we need a new meter?
2. Is there any cost to me?
3. Are these new radio devices safe?
4. When will the water meter and remote reading device be installed?
5. How will I know that the installers are legitimate?
6. How long will it take to install the new equipment?
7. Who will maintain the new equipment?
8. Is there a U/L Listing for water meters?
9. Is there anything I can do to make the installation smoother?
10. Why Is My Water Bill So High?
11. How Do I Know My New Meter Is Accurate?
12. How Do I Read My New Water Meter?
13. Is My New Water Meter A SmartMeter?
14. What You Should Know About Your Water Meter