BaltiMeter rollout begins in September for Baltimore City, County residents

BALTIMORE - Baltimore City and Baltimore County will begin upgrading older water meters to the new BaltiMeter in September, announced Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Department of Public Works Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E. in a release.

The BaltiMeters will better monitor water usage in the homes of City and County residents, according to the release.

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"Soon, there will be no such thing as an estimated water and sewer bill," said Chow. "Our customers in the City and the County will have peace of mind knowing precisely how much water they are using, and can use that information to exercise better control over their water usage."

BaltiMeters will be installed in phases. The first phase will upgrade a total of 10,000 water meters in Mt. Vernon and Pimlico of Baltimore City and the Bowleys Quarters area of Baltimore County, according to the release.

About 203,000 meters will be installed in the City by April 2016 and 204,000 in the County by April 2017, the release said.

"Our residents deserve infrastructure and service designed for the 21st Century," said Rawlings-Blake. 

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