The Village is pleased to announce the commencement of the Water Meter Replacement Program. The purpose of the program is to replace the majority of the 4,600 water meters within the Village. Water meters are routinely replaced at the end of their useful life, which is typically around 20 years. The most recent water meter replacement project was performed in the Village over twenty years ago in 1987.
The Village will be replacing the existing manual read water meters with automatic radio read water meters. Additionally, the meter reading equipment will be upgraded to accommodate an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system. With the new system, water meter readings will be automatically transmitted to the Village thus eliminating the need to manually read each meter every month.
The Village has contracted with HD Supply Waterworks of Mokena, IL to supply and install the new water metering system and water meters throughout the Village. Their subcontractor, United Meters Inc. of Morris, IL, a licensed plumbing contractor, will compete the installation of the new meters and the corresponding communication device located on the outside of the property. The contractor anticipates completing all meter replacements by the Spring of 2013.
The Village requests resident’s cooperation when United Meters, Inc. contacts them to schedule an appointment. Compliance with this program is mandatory for all water users. Appointments will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The contractor anticipates the typical installation process will take between 30 minutes to one hour.
For more information on the Water Meter Replacement Program and additional resources, please click here or contact the Public Works Department at (708) 579-2328.