How are meters read?

         Claiborne Utilities District reads most of the water meters each month using an automated meter reading (AMR) system. The system uses radio transmitters to send a signal to a computer located inside of our vehicle. Our employees drive systematically through each neighborhood allowing the computer to communicate with each of the transmitters. After all of the readings have been gathered, the data is downloaded from the computer and uploaded to our billing system for processing. The system provides alerts that notify us if the meter has:

 

  • Leak indicator / Been running for 24 hours continuously

  • Been tampered with or damaged

  • Reverse Flow