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Columbia Water Celebrates New Meter Milestone

By July 21, 2020No Comments

The City of Columbia reaches 50,000 water meter installations with new AMI Project.

Columbia, SC – July 21, 2020 – Columbia Water is excited to announce that it has installed its 50,000th new meter in July 2020, a huge milestone in the much anticipated automated meter infrastructure (AMI) project. Columbia Water customers with newly installed meters have access to the free digital EYE ON WATER app which provides real time updates on water usage and potential leaks. The app can be found at https://columbiascwater.eyeonwater.com/signin.

“The 50,000-meter benchmark is a great indicator that our project is working to serve the needs of our customers,” noted Assistant City Manager Clint Shealy. “We strongly encourage our customers to download the app and learn about their water usage. It is an amazing tool to help manage water usage.”

“AMI aligns with the City’s goals to provide high quality municipal services,” continued Shealy. “Our customers come first, and through this project we continue to strive to offer best in class services.”

AMI began to address customer concerns about effective billing practices with municipal water services. The technology utilizes cell towers to transmit information from a digital water meter to billing centers. New meter installations for all 150,000 metered accounts are expected to be complete in March 2022.

Columbia Water customers can find out when AMI meters will be available in their neighborhood and learn more about AMI project at www.columbiascwater.net/meterupgrade. For general Columbia Water updates, be sure to follow @ColumbiaSCWater on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Columbia Water is the drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utility owned and operated by the City of Columbia, SC. For more than one hundred years, the City’s award winning water system has been maintained by a team of qualified professionals that work year round to deliver safe and dependable water to its customers.

Visit www.columbiascwater.net to learn more about Columbia Water and its programs.