Advanced Meter Communications

East Valley Water District has partnered with Ferguson Waterworks to replace your existing water meter with an Advanced Meter communications device. There is no additional cost for the upgrade and it will enable you to access detailed information about your water usage, set alerts and manage your monthly costs.

With the new advanced metering devices, the District will receive automatic meter reads on an hourly basis. This consistent stream of water-use history can alert both the District and customers to pipe breaks, toilet leaks and broken valves. In turn, customers have the ability to manage their monthly bills more efficiently, reduce water waste and prevent possible water damage. It will also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions through reduced vehicle miles, emissions and fuel consumption. Traditional meter reading is a labor intensive process performed manually by a staff member at each location. 

100% Grant Funded Program


The California Department of Water Resources awarded East Valley Water District $2,011,465 through their 2014 Water-Energy Grant Program. The District received $2,011,465 to implement an Advanced Metering program. The 2014 Water-Energy Grant Program helps California build infrastructure improvements to address current and future droughts, and climate changes. 

Benefits of Advanced Meter Communications

  • New meter will read water usage more accurately
  • Reduction in costs associated with manual meter reading (staff time and vehicle fuel consumption)
  • Immediate identification of leaks, which reduces system water loss
  • Improved customer service and increased customer participation
  • Lower water and energy costs to customers
  • Reduction in customer water usage
  • Extended life/use of meter

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