The project to install electronic metering for electric and water service in the city of Seymour is progressing.
City Administrator Hillary Gintz told the Seymour Board of Aldermen last Thursday at the group’s regular meeting that the city’s outdoor workers currently are training for the project and that most of the new meters to be installed have arrived.
North Ward Alderman Jim Ashley asked if the installation would be completed by year’s end. Gintz said no.
“Right now, we’re looking at installation starting by the end of December, possibly sooner,” she said.
“We’re probably looking at (completion) of this sometime late this winter or early spring.
“I do think things will go smoothly once we get started, so it’s hard to us to put a time on when it will be finished until we get a few of the meters installed.”
The metering project, known as Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), was approved by city leaders earlier this year so the city’s electric and water meters could be read remotely, providing a huge long-term labor savings, as the meters currently are read monthly by workers visiting meters and businesses and homes.
Cost of AMI in Seymour is roughly $475,000.
Monthly meter fees from electric and water customers are paying for AMI.