Post Mounted Reading Devices

The District used a manual meter reading system for the first 17 years of existence, which was the manner all rural water systems obtained meter reading because technology of those times didn’t allow for automated readings.  Those manual readout devices were mounted on posts at the meter pit.  When we chose the automated radio frequency meter reading equipment 8 years ago, the manufacturer advised the transmitter box could be mounted inside the meter pit.   We followed this advice and learned after most were installed that the transmitted signal strength was muted resulting in less efficient read periods.   We therefore made the decision to mount these transmitter boxes on a post.  We have received a number of phone calls asking to have the post removed and reinstall the transmitter back inside the pit.   We are unable to accommodate these requests.  We appreciate your cooperation with our having to go back to a post mounted reading device.

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