Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Water Meter Announcement

City Council OKs 355 water meters
Published 12:00 am PDT Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The City Council on Tuesday approved installation of 355 water meters in parts of downtown and midtown in its continuing effort to place the devices throughout the city by 2025.

The council's action approved meters in all residential and commercial buildings in an area bounded by Seventh Street, 21st Street, B Street and F Street.

A 2004 state law required meters throughout the city. Of the 104,930 meters to be installed, 2,553 are in place, a city report said.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2010, bills for homes with meters will be based on a volume rate. Homes retrofitted after 2010 will have a one-year grace period.

-- Terri Hardy