EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work will get underway soon to replace water meters throughout the city of Eagle Butte. New meter heads are going to be installed in homes and businesses throughout town and once the installation project is complete, the new devices will make it so that readings can be taken electronically. Right now, water customers in the city have to call in water meter readings each month. Mayor Stephanie Davidson says some of the meters that are currently in place are difficult to get at and get readings from. She indicates that the new meters will be more convenient and save money for residents and the city, both.
Davidson says residents have been notified by mail that contractors would be doing the work; which takes from 15-30 minutes to replace the meter heads.
Davidson says the water meter project has been a few years in the making.
Davidson anticipates that about 1,200 new meters will be put in in the coming weeks. The project was originally to be complete at the end of August but a delay with the arrival of the meters has slowed it somewhat. Eagle Butte received grants and loans to help pay for the project and the city is financing a portion of it, as well. Davidson says it will cost an estimated $593,000 for the entire meter installation project.
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