AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The City of Amarillo will soon be replacing all broken and unusable water meters.
City officials confirm that installing new water meters is a yearly occurrence.
A budget of $144,000 was approved during last week’s City Council meeting to complete the job.
All broken direct read meters, which require a representative to read physically, will be replaced with newer, up-to-date versions around the city.
Not only are failed water meters being replaced, but older versions of the meters will also be replaced.
The city is on a contract which requires council members to budget out expenses to fund the replacement of all water meters that aren’t working once a year.
“We replace failed, and older water meters every year, and that was what that contract was for,” said Jonathan Gresham, Director of Utilities for the City of Amarillo.