By Scott Harvey
Commerce – The Commerce City Council has passed a resolution in an effort to bring more money to the city. During special session Tuesday, approval was given to enter into a contract with Noresco Company on replacing old water meters with new radio read meters.
These meters will allow city officials to more accurately gauge how much water is being used; which will help accurately bill customers and increase revenue. These meters will enable crews to simply drive by and receive water readings electronically at a much quicker pace, as opposed to manually checking each meter.
For the past several months, Noresco has been performing an extensive audit of the city's current water meters, and during a workshop prior to Tuesday's special session gave their report. The replacement of the meters would cost the city $2.3 million over 15 years. However, the project is expected to pay for itself within nine years. Crews will begin replacing old meters within the next couple of months, with completion projected for January.