Starkville is applying for a $554,800 capital improvements loan through the Mississippi Development Authority to assist with its transition to automated electric and water meters.
A roughly $3.5 million project to upgrade water meters in Columbus is still incomplete.
The monthly meeting was a matter of meters.
Workers are expected to replace Starkville’s 13,002 electric and 11,037 water meters with automated, usage-measuring devices in 2016 after city aldermen approved an implementation plan that is not expected to increase either utilities’ rates.
Columbus Light and Water board members on Thursday sent a message to the company installing new water meters in the city: Pick up the pace.
The Columbus Light and Water Board of Directors tabled a proposed five-year work plan for water and sanitary sewer improvements Thursday.
Earlier this month, Columbus Light and Water entered into a $3.52 million contract with Utility Metering Solutions for that company to install 11,126 water meters throughout the city.
Installation of a new, $3.5 million water meter system will soon begin.
Columbus Light and Water’s Board of Directors voted unanimously Thursday to approve a contract with Utility Management Solutions to install the new mobile system.
Columbus Light and Water will soon choose a company to install a mobile water meter reading system citywide.
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