Amarillo City Council Approves $ 27 Million Contract to Replace All City Water Meters | KAMR
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR / KCIT) – The city of Amarillo has announced the approval of a $ 27 million contract to replace all of the city’s water meters with an advanced metering infrastructure system (AMI ).
The city said Amarillo City Council approved the contract, with the help of a zero-interest loan from the Texas Water Development Board, with Thirkettle Corporation Dba Utiliuse to replace all of the city’s water meters ( more than 70,000) by an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system. The city of Amarillo’s water supply system will use smart meters, a city’s digital platform for billing utilities.
âThis represents an important technological advance in the way residents of Amarillo can pay, track and monitor their water use,â said Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson. âThis new system completely modernizes the city’s water system. Residents will enjoy the precision and convenience – as well as the many benefits – of this new digital city platform. “
According to the city, the AMI system is fully online and eliminates the need for manual readings from traditional water meters, thereby eliminating water bill estimates and ensuring accurate billing.
The system will allow residents to monitor their daily water consumption online and create a faster emergency response to possible water pipe issues and help conserve the city’s water supply.