Starting in October, the city of Fairmont will be going through Advanced Metering Infrastructure, in which all electric and water meters in households throughout the city will be changed out.
City Engineer, Troy Nemmers, said that the water meters are at least 10 years old and maybe 15 to 20 years old in some cases, so they need to be replaced. The electric meters aren’t in as dire need of replacement, but Nemmers said the system that they’re putting in is more modern and will allow for better monitoring of usage.
This system will eliminate the need for field workers and allow anything to be red right from City Hall. It can also provide readings as frequently as needed through a software program.