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City replacing water meters
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Top: Project consultant Charlie Stachacz shows Ruston Water Utilities manager Keith Jeselink test results from some of the city’s old water meters. Middle Left: One of the new residential AMI meters. Center: Zach Rivkin connects a new meter to the electronic node that will transmit usage data. Middle Right: Old meters await testing for accuracy and age. Bottom Left: The new meter covers feature the city’s logo: “Excellence Made Here.” Bottom center: Rivkin uploads the number of the meter into the data system for future use. Bottom Right: Jeselink and Stachacz hold a new commercial water meter.

The city of Ruston is replacing all of its almost 10,000 residential and commercial water meters with a state-of-the-art automated system that officials say will not only increase the accuracy of customer’s water bills but also save the city a “significant” amount of both money and water.

Exactly how much savings won’t be known until after the automated metering infrastructure system has been up and running for about a year, Keith Jeselink, Ruston’s water utilities manager said.

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