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Water & Sewerage Department rolling out digital meters

The Water & Sewerage Department is rolling out a digital metering network which is said to be optimised for residential use.

The digital meters are said to come with built-in communication to include remote reading either by drive, by reading, or a fixed network.

Director of Water & Sewerage Perline Scatliffe Leonard said the initial management training is now complete for the operation of the digital meters, specifically known as the ultrasonic water meter Kamstrup FlowIQ 2100.

According to a media release for the aforesaid department, “the introduction of the network will decrease data collection time and improve on the deficiencies experienced over the years in billing, as it will allow for accurate readings to an optimised low start flow which ensures that even the smallest consumption is efficiently measured”.

In the meantime, Premier Andrew Fahie has said work on the new digital network includes “purchasing of water meters, upgrading the billing system, and addressing leaks in the network”.

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  1. LOL says:

    CAN THESE READ AIR ALSO???

    Like 15
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  2. Radiation! says:

    We need to know the power output an communication frequencies of these devices before we even entertain the thought of placing them on our properties!

    More information please!

    Like 10
  3. Tuna says:

    Do they come with monthly water bills as well? A shoe store can email me a repair bill but WSD can’t send me any bill in any format whatsoever…

    Like 14
  4. see says:

    How about an operable sewage treatment plant ?

    Like 11
  5. Water Pressure says:

    Can they control the water pressure? This is very important, so you don’t have to pay for water due to damage pipes and equipments.

  6. ??? says:

    Shorter range being? What frequency is it broadcasting over?

  7. Wow says:

    Great idea, We can now at last prove no water is flowing through the pipes when the water bill arrives !

  8. sai says:

    nice post
    Domestic household water meters

  9. My take says:

    Great initiative

  10. Dman says:

    Great idea. Do you have meters to put in the streets to measure the sewage running past?

  11. J says:

    Can we also improve in delivery services as well. Greenland has major water issues so pump some water through the pipes so that you would have something to read at the end of the month.

  12. J says:

    Can we also improve in delivery services as well? Greenland has major water issues so pump some water through the pipes so that you would have something to read at the end of the month.

  13. Online Bill Payments says:

    We need to be able pay our Bill’s on line.

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