Will I be charged if my meter has to be upgraded?

Beginning December 31, 2012, the FCC regulations required the City to update our meter reading equipment, including the transponders that are attached to the meters and in some cases, the entire meter. Instead of charging each resident one costly, up-front sum for the upgrade to their meter, City Council has adopted a flat monthly fee for all residential customers to fund this initial project, as well as future upgrades to the meters and reading system (Ordinance 1040.04 .) The meter replacement for commercial or industrial customers is based on a tiered rate structure according to the size of the meter.

Please see our utility rates page for more information on current meter replacement rates.

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1. Who is required to have a water meter?
2. Can I tell if I have a leak by looking at the reading unit on my meter?
3. Who owns the water meters?
4. Will I be charged if my meter has to be upgraded?
5. What is Automatic Meter Reading (AMR?)
6. Will the AMR interfere with cell phones, garage door openers, or other electronics?
7. Do I need to be home to have my water meter changed?
8. How long does it take to replace a water meter?
9. How do I make an appointment to have my water meter changed?