Automatic Meter Reading System

Equipment

Our department is using the Invensys Radio Reading System for all of our metering needs. Each meter has a radio transmitter box located close to the meter on the inside of the building. A battery located inside the transmitter sends the reading to a laptop PC. This PC allows the Water Department to read all 10,500 water meters in no more than three days, as opposed to the old meter reading schedule of 22 days.

About The Meters


The water meters and RadioRead System are made by Sensus Technologies, a leading manufacturer of water flow measurement equipment and systems. The meters have a low-flow leak detector - the black triangle visible under the meter's lens cover. The triangle rotates whenever water is passing through the meter, even at extremely low flows, such as when small leaks occur in the piping system.
Leak Detector
Checking Water Usage

Leak Detector


To use this leak detector, turn off all your water outlets, including such automatic devices as the ice maker in the refrigerator, then watch the triangle for about one minute. If it does not move, it means your plumbing system is not leaking.

Checking Water Usage


If you wish to check your water usage, the new meters can be visually read by the odometer wheels under the clear lens housing.