- The new equipment can provide customers with more water usage data and allow the City to offer high consumption alerts via text or email and configured on the City's website.
- The new meter reading device will send readings to the billing system electronically allowing meters to be read hourly.
- Better data will allow the City to plan, construct and optimize the water distribution system.
Beginning in 2018, the City of Minneapolis is replacing 100,000 residential and commercial water meters as part of a project to upgrade the current water meter reading system. The project is expected to take five years to complete. The City has partnered with the manufacturer Aclara to assist with the meter-upgrade project. Both City and Aclara meter technicians will perform the work.