Wanatah doesn't need fancy new water meters

2013-07-16T00:00:00Z Wanatah doesn't need fancy new water meters nwitimes.com
July 16, 2013 12:00 am

The Wanatah Town Board wants its citizens to cough up another $4 a month to improve our water distribution and install radio-read water meters.

The accounting firm the town hired used unaudited (their word) and limited information to come up with the rate schedule, so if it is a little higher don’t be surprised.

Our utility bill went up 20 percent when we installed a state-of-art, awarding-winning, automatic pump house. It was supposed to allow us flush water lines, but it didn’t. Not many of these in the nation.

We spent $215,000 of Major Moves money so our employees could have a heated and air conditioned office.

We spent lots of money to run a natural gas line out to the waste treatment plant. The LP tank went dry several times. Problem solved.

$131,900 for radio read meters is not cost-effective for Wanatah. Big cities can eliminate some of their meter readers. We will still have to have one reader.

- Leslie Young, Wanatah

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