City of Surrey staff are hoping to get the green light for a pilot program that would change the city’s water metering system.
It could save money, but it wouldn’t be cheap to make the switch.
“Trends that we are seeing within industry, and some other local governments in the region have taken, is a thing called advanced metering.”
Jeff Arason with the City of Surrey says it would allow you to track water usage online.
“Customers have the ability to look at their usage at any time, and see how it is over the past hour, past week, past month. Likewise, we, as a city can say, you might have some leak, or running toilet you may want to take a look at.”
It won’t be cheap to install.
“In general, the cost to convert our meters to have this infrastructure, it’s about $200 a meter.”
He says it would take years to roll out.
City staff plan to present a report to Councillors in the fall.