Project H2O Informational Open Houses Set for Three Dates in September

August 30, 2012

Beginning next week, Madison Water Utility is holding three public events to present information about Project H2O - Smart Metering for a Sustainable Future..

The City-wide meter project, which has begun and will continue over the next year, will automate water meter reading to increase accuracy and provide customers with the timely information they need to better manage their water usage. Because the project will enable a transition to monthly billing, rather than the current six-month billing, customers and the utility will be able to detect leaks much quicker and save hundreds of gallons of water through quicker repairs. Hourly water consumption data will be made available to interested customers through a web application.

Information will be presented in an open house format and will cover utility infrastructure (wells, pumps, reservoirs, mains, and equipment), rates and billing, wireless technology, a display of the new meter equipment, conservation, water quality issues, the installation process, the linkage to the City sewer utility, the utility water wagon, and a kids activity table. These are the dates and locations for the open houses:

Thursday, September 6, 6-8 p.m.
Olbrich Gardens
333 Atwood Avenue

Wednesday, September 12, 6-8 p.m.
Water Utility Administrative Office
119 East Olin Avenue

Thursday, September 27, 6-8 p.m.
Alicia Ashman Public Library
733 N. High Point Road

Contact:
  • Gail Gawenda, Water Utility PIO , 266-9129