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City of Breckenridge to begin replacing residential, business water meters within next 30 days

City of Breckenridge to begin replacing residential, business water meters within next 30 days
June 22
19:19 2022

By Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Within the next 30 days, the City of Breckenridge will begin a $1.3 million, six-month Water Meter Replacement Project, which will be paid for with money from the American Rescue Plan Act – Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Program.

Crews from Secure Vision of America will go to each residence and business on the City water system, replacing old water meters with new automated meters.

The crews will need to access yards only and will not need to go inside residences or businesses.

The project was approved at the Breckenridge City Commission’s May 3 meeting. Colden Rich, a project manager with Enprotec / Hibbs & Todd, Inc. (eHT), was at the meeting and recommended that the City accept the Secure Vision bid for the project.

Rich presented the commissioners with two options on the new meter system: one that would require a meter reader to drive by each location and remotely scan the meter with a handheld unit and another one that automatically sends information from each meter to the City’s computer system. The commissioners voted to approve the more automated system.

With the automated system, the City will need to employ only one meter reader, who will manually read a meter if there appears to be something wrong with it.

The American Rescue Plan — aka COVID-19 Stimulus Package — is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021. The City of Breckenridge has already received half of the funds it was awarded (a little more than $1.3 million) and will receive the remaining funds in August.

For more information about the new water meter installation, call the City Offices at 254-559-8287.

 

Cutline, top photo: Colden Rich, left, a project manager with eHT, and City of Breckenridge Public Works Director Houston Satterwhite were at the May 3 city commission meeting to answer questions about the new water meter project. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

 


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