Most of Sheridan’s water meters are about 20 years old, the typical useful life for a water meter. Older meters tend to be less accurate and more prone to maintenance issues.
The project will cost about $3.8 million, and the City and SAWS-JPB are covering half of the cost through a state loan that comes with 100% principal forgiveness (a grant). The remaining half will be [...]
All citizens that rely on the City of Sheridan or SAWS-JPB for their water must have their meter replaced. Residents in Downer Addition will have their endpoints replaced.
For City and Powder Horn residents, water meters are typically located indoors within a basement, crawl space or utility closet. For County residents, water meters are typically located outside in a meter pit.
Today, meters are read by a meter technician who drives around in a truck that transmits a signal to read water use in each meter location. Current mechanical meters will be replaced with solid-state meters [...]
The new meter system will include an online portal where customers can access details about their water consumption on a daily basis. The City and SAWS-JPB also will continue to send monthly bills with usage [...]
Yes, if your water meter is located within your home or business (typical for City and Powder Horn residents) a person 18 years of age or older must be present during the meter installation. If [...]
Yes, if your water meter is located within your home or business (typical for City and Powder Horn residents) the vendor/contractor will need to enter your home or business to replace the water meter. If [...]
Typical installation of a meter takes 15 to 30 minutes. We will require our contractor to offer convenient installation appointments from Monday through Saturday.
Yes, there will be a temporary interruption during the installation process, typically 15 to 30 minutes. Residents will schedule their own installation, so they will be able to plan for it.
There will be no cost for the meter or the installation. The new meters will be 99% to 100% accurate. Because of their age and mechanical nature, current meters are between 90% to 96% accurate. [...]
Will there be additional costs for homeowners with broken meters or water line issues? What if a customer’s meter replacement requires additional work, beyond the basic installation?
If installers discover issues that require work that goes beyond the new water meter installation, residents may be responsible.
Prior to installation, residents should ensure that their meter is accessible, which means that an installer can comfortably access and remove the old meter and install the new one.