What’s formally known as the Automated
Metering Infrastructure in Fennimore has been
given the go ahead by the city’s Common Council.
Estimated to cost $500,000, it’ll result in the
installation of 1,400 automated electric meters,
and 1,200 automated water meters at houses and
businesses in the city. Currently, Fennimore
utility workers go to every home or business
in the city and manually read the meters.
City Clerk Margaret Sprague says the intial
effort will be to establish a timeline for the
project. That’ll include bidding the meters,
and buying the computer hardware and
software. The hope is to have the automated
meters installed over the next three-years.
Sprague says money for the A I M metering
project has been allocated in the city
utility budget. That would include $100,000
last year, $275,000 this year and $100,000