Source: Kelowna Daily Courier (September 16, 2019)

Two hundred City of Kelowna utility customers are going to try out new water meters before they roll out to everyone.

The city says its water meters are getting old and the new ones will help with water conservation, better leak detection information and will reduce costs for the city.

“Our current water meter equipment continues to age and the ability to read the meter requires us to go onto each property,” said Ed Hoppe, water quality and customer care supervisor, in a news release.

“Through this pilot launch, we have the opportunity to upgrade water meter equipment in a way that will allow personal, flexible online access to customer water-use information and improve the efficiency of our meter reading.”

Two hundred properties have been selection for the pilot project and will be contacted by ICONIX Waterworks about installation.

Once the trial is complete, a customer portal to allow for monitoring of daily water usage is expected to be launched in conjunction with the rollout of the new equipment across the utility.