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Electric water meters coming

November 23, 2013

A major upgrade could soon be in the works for Marietta’s water customers as city officials are looking to install higher-tech electronic water meters that can be monitored from the city meter......

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RANDOM21

Nov-24-13 10:29 PM

Surely Marietta has a person to write grant proposals and being a Democrat controlled city with a heavily liberal college atmosphere the Feds would send the money by wire. With $17 trillion dollars in debt the country could afford the measly millions for correcting the short sightedness of yet another Democrat city. Go for the gold plated ones while they are at it. Sounds as good as setting up servers capable of handling 100's of users when a wifi hot spot would have worked.

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chasing

Nov-24-13 7:35 PM

This is HIGHWAY ROBBERY! Uncalled for ,for us to have to pay for these new units. Some of US already (PAY) more for our WATER because we (DO NOT USE THE MINIMUM) SO WE GET CHARGED FOR MORE THAN WE USE AND FLUSH DOWN THE SEWER).The water company should have had money put ASIDE for any changes and it would not of COST any of us extra on the bills.We are being HighJacked by our own city Government & Utility Company's. Where & who checked the other SYSTEMS & was their a (VOTE) on it???I think we are not being told everything up front.Someone need's to tell us ALL. WE are the people who are PAYING all of your WAGES & don't forget it.

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Thrifty

Nov-23-13 3:50 PM

Put the meter reading equipment in a few police cruisers, and let the meter reading take place happenstance with patrolling the neighborhoods. If, at the end of the month, some meter readings are missing, it says that the police have failed to patrol that area, so the activities check each other....new "meter readers" required! But, this being a total DEMOCRAT-controlled city, the former meter readers will be reassigned to some other job, and there won't actually be a drop in the payroll that could offset the proposed rate increase.

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ResidentofMarietta

Nov-23-13 2:31 PM

Well, we just recently had a rate increase, now they are going to go to a new meter system and increase our rates again. First of all the labor $'s for reading meters will go down 'cause they will be reading to a laptop. That will put more work on the IT Dept. so they will probably have to hire another IT person which will mean more labor $'s and benefits. But, if they to the centralized system, no labor $'s for reading meters, but higher IT personnel cost plus the office staff will have more work put on them. Regardless higher water bills for Marietta customers. A question that I would like to know about is, how often do the current meters breakdown that they have to replace with high tech meters?

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BeRight

Nov-23-13 7:17 AM

This is a terrific idea. Gas company already does it.

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mrhomer

Nov-23-13 6:01 AM

Headline should have read Extremely High Water Bills Coming.

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