ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Missouri American Water is launching an upgrade of its water meter system in St. Louis County as part of the company’s continuous improvement efforts.
Starting in the next few weeks, Missouri American Water, working with contractors Aclara Technologies and Scope Services, will begin a five-year transition from manual water meter reading processes to an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system.
This wireless system improves Missouri American Water’s ability to accurately measure water consumption by reducing estimated bills. It also will allow a better understanding of system-wide water consumption, which will enhance Missouri American Water’s ability to engineer and update its water system. It also improves efficiency by eliminating the need to manually read meters of the more than 340,000 homes and businesses in St. Louis County.
Scope Services will soon begin contacting customers with indoor meters to set up installation appointments. Customers with outdoor meters will receive a letter prior to their upgrade and need not set an appointment. Water service will not be interrupted during installation.
Missouri American Water
Missouri American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.5 million people.
American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130th anniversary this year, the company employs more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.